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15th January 2021 18:01:29 Hours

Island-wide Troops Promote Reconciliation & Contribute to 'Thaipongal' Rituals

Security Force Kilinochchi troops organized religious rituals at Kilinochchi Kandaswamy Kovil to celebrate Thaipongal Day on Thursday (14) on the guidelines given by Major General Sampath Kotuwegoda, Commander, Security Forces Kilinochchi in collaboration with the support given by Major General Sujeewa Senarathyapa, General Officer Commanding 57 Division.

Kovil's Chief Priest Jegadishwaran Kurukkal and religious dignitaries of other faiths were present at this thanksgiving ceremony for the year’s harvest and the arrangement was sponsored by the troops in the 57 Division. The aim of organizing the rituals was to strengthen reconciliation efforts between the Sri Lanka Army soldiers and civilians in the area of responsibility.

Commander Security Force Kilinochchi graced the occasion, and joined offering consecrated dishes with senior officers, officers and troops.

Meanwhile, the Security Force HQ- Mullaittivu supported the conduct of religious rituals at Wattappalei Kannaki Amman Kovil on account of Thaipongal Day under the guidance of Major General Jagath Rathnayake , Commander Security Forces- Mullaittivu and with the supervision of Major General Upali Rajapaksha, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division.

On account of Thaipongal, a new house built by Army troops to Ms Sembakutti Pakyam in Maligathivu in Mullaittivu was also vested in the beneficiary at the same occasion. Major General Jagath Rathnayake, Commander, Security Forces Mullaittivu gifted some essential home appliances at the same location as incentives. The much-needed manpower for the construction work was provided by the troops of 6 Sri Lanka National Guard of the 682 Brigade under the supervision of the 68 Division HQ.

Senior officers, officers and troops participated in the rituals and arrangements strictly adhering to COVID-19 health precautions. url clone | Womens Shoes Footwear & Shoes Online