Sri Lana Army has organized a series of events to commemorate its 61st Anniversary which falls on the 10th instant. In addition to the main ceremonies many peripheral events organized by various formation headquarters are conducted island-wide. One such event organized by the Security Forces Headquarters South (SF HQ – S) was held in Kandy recently.
A special mass to invoke blessings on Sri Lanka Army was conducted by the Bishop of Kandy His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Vianney Fernando and Parish Priest Rev. Father Prasanna Warnakulasuriya at St. Anthony’s Cathedral Kandy 3rd October. The Parish Priest invoked blessings on the Commander of the Army and also prayed for the speedy recovery of convalescing War Heroes
The Commander Security Forces (South) and Joint Operations Commander Major General S. W. L. Dawulagala, General Officer Commanding 11 Division Major General A. M. Perera, Kandy Area Commander Colonel W. P. H. A. S. Bandara and many senior officers and soldiers of the Army were present at the mass.
SF HQ – S earlier organized a massive clean-up programme in surrounding areas of ‘Sri Dalada Maligawa’, the Temple of Tooth Relic, in Kandy to mark this year’s Army Day.