02nd August 2019 12:36:37 Hours
An adorable religious ceremony to enshrine sacred relics at hemispherical dome of the newly-erected Pagoda (Stupa) at the temple premises of Security Force Headquarters (East) was held on Thursday (01) with the blessing of triple gem, under the patronage of Major General Aruna Jayasekera the Commander Security Forces - East. The Stupa was constructed on the admonition of the Commander Security Forces - East under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent Rangiri Ulpotha Temple Trincomalee, Ven. Ahungalle Sirivisuddhi Thero, Chief Incumbent Buddhist Centre Welikanda, Ven. Delwita Mettalankara Thero and the Chief Incumbent Sri Sudarshanaramaya Temple Maithreegama, Ven. Anuradapura Dhammathilaka Thero, in appreciation of the noble service rendered by the brave soldiers of the Security Forces - East to defeat terrorism and bring lasting peace to the country. The sacred relics had been enshrined at Stupa with the honorable participation of members of the Maha Sangha and a gathering of military personnel.
The arrangements began with a colourful Perahera (religious procession) conducted to the SFHQ-E premises from Buddhist Centre Welikanda amidst chanting of Seth Pirith. Major General Aruna Jayasekera, Officers and soldiers carried the sacred relic caskets to the Stupa. Buddhist priests performed religious observances in this concurrence before relics were enshrined.