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24th October 2021 09:15:58 Hours

'SANDAHIRU SEYA' SACRED CREST-GEM & PINNACLE VENERATED BY THE PUBLIC IN THE EAST

Amidst blessings of the MahaSangha, the religious procession carrying the ‘Sacred Pinnacle’ and the ‘Crest-Gem’ of the 'Sandahiru' Stupa arrived at 10 temples in the Security Force (East) area during 16 to 21 October for public veneration.

Accordingly, the religious procession toured for exposition to Deegawapi Raja MahaViharayaMahawapiViharaya, Bollegama Raja MahaViharaya, Dimbulagala Monastery, Somawathiya Raja MahaViharaya, Buddhist Centre Medirigiriya, Velunna Raja MahaViharaya, Seruwawila Raja MahaViharaya, Sri JayasumanaramaMahaViharayaTrincomalee and finally, to the Welgamvehera Raja MahaViharaya spending over 06 days around the Security Force (East) area. Major General ChannaWeerasuriya, Commander Security Force – East paid his homage to the Sacred Pinnacle’ and the ‘Crest-Gem’ once the religious procession arrived at the Somawathiya Raja MahaViharaya on 20 October amidst 'Seth Pirith' and religious blessings.

The veneration of revered items was done with limited gatherings according to healthcare measures taken in coordination with regional healthcare authorities and he motorcade carried the sacred items concluded its passage in the Security Force (East) area under the guidance of the GOCs of 22, 23 and 24 Infantry Divisions and with the coordination of officers and other rankers of under command formations.