Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

06th June 2023 17:44:52 Hours

SLAVF & West Troops Jointly Contribute to Homagama Poson Zone

On account of the Poson Festival 2023, the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force and Security Force HQ - West (SFHQ-West) troops, together with the Sri Lanka Army Buddhist Association organized a ‘Seela Samadi’ programme, themed ‘Sawanak Res’ at Bodhirajaramaya Army temple in Panagoda on Poson Poya day (June 03).in collaboration with the Independent Television Network (ITN) at Battaramulla.

The programme invoked merits on fallen war heroes and blessings on disabled soldiers, serving Army personnel, civil staffers and all family members, and all Sri Lankans at large. The event commenced with sermons, delivered by Venerable Horawala Dhammajothi Nayaka Thera and Venerable Dodampe Saddhavimala Thera. A large number of devotees participated in the day’s agenda, consisted of Pooja, meditation practices, observances, sermons, and recital of ‘Pirith Sutta’.

In addition to the event at Bodhirajaramaya Army temple, the SFHQ-West organized a Poson zone along the High Level road from Pitipana junction to Godagama junction in Homagama area which was also a segment of the ‘Homagama Dharma Rashmi’ Poson Zone. This zone included a number of colourful Poson lanterns designed and crafted by the Regimental Headquarters and units belonging to the roops serving in SFHQ-West area.

At the same time, the SFHQ-West and Regimental Centres located inside the Army Cantonment Panagoda launched a ‘Rice Dansela’ (Free eatery) at Mahinda Rajapaksa College premises in Homagama. It was held in collaboration with civil agencies, who provided dry and fresh rations, while Army troops provided cooking facilities and distributed them among the devotees who came to witness the Poson Zone in the Homagama area.

Moreover, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, provided necessary guidance for Army participation, while the SL Volunteer Force Commandant, Major General W.A.S.S Wanasinghe RSP USP ndu, the Commander, SF-West, Major General D.M.K.D.B Pussella RWP RSP, and Centre Commandants of respective Regiments closely monitored the preparations and participated in those commemorative events.