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Special Mass Blesses Army Anniversary

A SPECIAL Mass and Thanks giving Service to bless the Army’s 60th Anniversary and forthcoming Army Day (October 10th) was conducted Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 with the participation of the First Lady Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa as a special guest. 

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Mrs. Jayasuriya received the First Lady on her arrival there.

Archbishop for Colombo, Most Rev. Fr Malcolm Ranjith performed the mass, an annual event organized by the Army Christian Fellowship in connection with the Army Day. The Sinhala and Tamil Mass held on Wednesday (7) evening was attended by a large group of Christians in the Army. Army flags were also blessed on the occasion.

Chief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka and Mrs. Fonseka, Major General G.P.R. de Silva, President Army Christian Fellowship and senior Army Officers graced the occasion.