08th December 2021 16:34:17 Hours
A ceremony was held under the patronage of the General Officer Commanding of 61 Infantry Division Major General D G Hewage RSP on 1 December 2021 to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Boossa Army Camp where the 61 Infantry Division Headquarters was established.
On the anniversary day, the military formalities with a Guard turnout was presented to the General Officer Commanding 61 Infantry Division Major General D G Hewage RSP. Afterwards, General Officer Commanding of 61 Infantry Division addressed the troops and planted a Mango Sapling at the camp premises to mark the 50th anniversary. Subsequently, a tea party was held for all ranks and newly constructed ‘Race course supper corner’ welfare shop declared open by General Officer Commanding of 61 Infantry Division for the welfare of all ranks of the camp premises.
After that, a Pirith chanting ceremony was held to invoke religious blessing to all the Officers and Other ranks who have served in this camp since its inception and the soldiers who dedicated their lives for the sovereignty of the country. Subsequently, the following morning ‘Heel Dana’ was offered to the monks.
The Commander of 613 Infantry Brigade Brigadier K A U Kodithuwakku RSP USP psc IG, Commanding Officers belong to the 613 Infantry Brigade, Senior Officers, Officers and Other Ranks of 61 Infantry Division Headquarters associated with the anniversary celebrations.