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Security Force Headquarters
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22nd August 2019 15:31:27 Hours

22 DIVISION TROOPS ORGANIZE SPECIAL "NIKINI POYA" RELIGIOUS PROGRAMME

Troops of the 22 Division Conducted Buddhist observances With a Bodhi Pooja and a Buddhist sermon to mark Nikini Full Moon Poya Day at the Wijayangaramaya Temple within the 22 Division Headquarters on Wednesday (14).

A colourful perahera wended its way from 22 Division Museum to the Wijayangaramaya Temple premises with Major General Neville Weerasinghe carrying the sacred relic casket. It was subsequently placed in a special Mandapaya. Chief Incumbent of Historical Bogambara Bodhimalu Viharaya Ven Gallelle Soratha Thero delivered an essential Dhamma Sermon during the Bodhi Pooja. Mean time there was an exposition of sacred relics (Dhathu) for the devotees.

The event invoked blessings on serving Army personnel, fallen war heroes and those who are still in hospitals for speedy recovery.

Major General Neville Weerasinghe General Officer Commanding 22 Division together with Officers and Other Rankers participated in the day's religious programme.