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Security Force Headquarters
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27th September 2019 16:31:35 Hours

233 BRIGADE GIVES ASSISTANCE TO 'PADA YAATHRA'

In view of fostering religious harmony in the Eastern Province, troops of 233 Brigade facilitated the devotees who attended the annual foot pilgrimage, 'Paada Yathra' to Vrugal Kovil on 17 September 2019. With the guidance of Colonel Rajith Elvitigala, Commander 233 Brigade, the troops extended their fullest support to devotees by providing drinking water, tea and biscuits.

The traditional Pada Yatra or foot pilgrimage to Verugal Kovil is a traditional procession of Hindu devotees who comes from various places of Eastern Province in order to prove their vows to God Murugan. Believing and expecting good health, wealth and prosperity devotes are practicing this tradition every year.