Troops serving at the Army War College (AWC) Buttala in association with
other government institutions, civil society and the mercantile community in
the area celebrated ‘Poson festival’ in a grand scale on 03 June 2023.
Exhibiting their aesthetic skills and willingness in charity, the AWC troops
designed and exhibited a decorated ‘Pahan Kooduwa” and “Patachara
Kathawa” whilst also organizing a “Dansela”, to coincide with the Poson
festival zone at the Sri Rahathankanda hermitage premises launched with
blessings of the Chief Incumbent, Reverend Elpitiye Sumanarathana Thero.
On the instructions of the Commandant AWC Buttala Major General YAMB
Manada Yahampath RWP RSP ndu psc, the troops made their pious
involvements to screen out the Poson zone by putting up creative and eye
catching lanterns in addition to their main celebrations and the Commandant
AWC also joined the inauguration by lighting the lanterns and opening the
‘Dansela’ on the invitation of the organizing committee of the Poson Zone at
the ‘Rahathan Kanda’ hermitage in Buttala.
The Chief Instructor and the Staff of AWC also attended the celebrations and
the Students of Sri Sumangala Damma School Unawatuna, Buttala staged a
concert of “Bakthigeetha” in the Poson zone. Thousands Poson sight-seers
who were traveling along Buttala - Monaragala road enjoyed visiting the Poson
Residing members of Mahasanga, and other distinguished invitees in the area
were also present at the commencement of the arrangements at the Poson