Sri Lanka Army

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15th October 2021 17:49:36 Hours

Indian Army Chief Pays Obeisance to Temple of Tooth

General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the Indian Army’s Chief of the Army Staff, together with his touring delegation on Thursday (14) evening paid obeisance to the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa, Temple of Tooth in Kandy.

Upon arrival in Kandy, Major General Kithsiri Liyanage, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division warmly received the delegation. As dusk fell, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the spouse, Mrs Veena Naravane, President, Army Wives Welfare Association and Indian delegates proceeded to the temple.

At the entrance to the Dalada Maligawa chambers, Mr Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara, Diyawadana Nilame, the lay custodian of the temple offering a tray of jasmine received the Indian Army Chief and the delegation before they were taken to the upper chamber for observances.