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Security Force Headquarters
(Kilinochchi)

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS INTRODUCTION

As per the direction of Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, KILINOCHCHI troops conducts religious and cultural activities to uplift the relation between people from different religious and cultural backgrounds who lived in SFHQ(Kln) AOR. Activities which are done by troops listed as link in below in detail.

  • TROOPS ASSURE THE SECURITY OF THE DEVOTEES AT THE SRI MUTTHU MARI AMMAN KOVIL POOJA
  • SPECIAL RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES FOR COMMEMORATING THE FALLEN PEOPLE
  • SPECIAL RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES FOR COMMEMORATING THE FALLEN PEOPLE
  • 66 DIVISION CONDUCTS VESAK ZONE AT POONERYN
  • VESAK DANSEL - 2019 ORGANIZED BY 65 DIVISION
  • COMMANDER SECURITY FORCES (KILINOCHCHI) PAID LAST RESPECTS TO A RESPECTED PERSONAL
  • 57 DIVISION ORGANIZED ‘DHARMA SHAKTHI POOJA’ VESAK ZONE
  • SPECIAL PRAYER FOR COMMEMORATING THE FALLEN PEOPLE
  • PROGRAMME OF AMMAN KOVIL POOJA IN CELEBRATION OF SINHALA / HINDU NEW YEAR FESTIVAL-
  • SINHALA AND TAMIL NEW YEAR FESTIVAL OF 65 DIVISION
  • MONEY GENERATION PROJECT OF CLEARING GARBAGE BY 65 DIVISION
  • KILINOCHCHI TROOPS CELEBRATED SINHALA & HINDU NEW YEAR
  • ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE TROOPS FOR THAIPONGAL CELEBRATIONS AT KILINOCHCHI
  • TROOPS ASSIST TO BLESSING CEREMONY AT KANAKAMBIGAI AMMAN KOVIL
  • SINHALA AND TAMIL NEW YEAR FESTIVAL OF 57 DIVISION
  • INTRODUCTION

    1. Sri Lanka is a country of religious tolerance. Though the main religion is Buddhism, all other religions are treated at the similar respect as of Buddhism. Every citizen of the country can enjoy their freedom of faith. The long history in to the mixture of religious beliefs developed into a stage where no single person can particularly point out which tradition belongs to which culture.

    2. Accordingly, each province has its own dominant culture based on majority of the ethnicity. KILINOCHCHI in this regard becomes vital since the liberation from the iron fists of the ruthless terrorists and at present enjoys cultural and religious rights of their own.

    3. Sri Lanka Army playing a vital role in this regard and always found a foot step ahead of others in supporting the local population in all religious activities ranging from Hinduism to Buddhism including Islamic, Christianity. One major factor of many other which is needs to be bridged in order to minimize the gap between the local population and the Army.

    OBJECTIVES

    4. To improve knowledge of other religions among communities along with the security force personnel.

    5. To improve the knowledge on different cultural affairs among the local communities.

    6. To build up good friendship and understanding between different local communities by creating the required environment to celebrate every religious and cultural festivals of the local community.

    7.To bridge the gap between local population and the security forces.

    8. As a means to reach local population.

    IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS DAYS OF THE SRI LANKAN CALENDAR 2019

    S/No Data Month Event
    01 Tuesday 15th Jan Tamil Thai pongal Day
    02 Monday 4th Feb National Day
    03 Monday 4th Mar Mahasivarathri Day
    04 Saturday 13th Apr Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
    05 Sunday 14th Apr Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
    06 Friday 19th Apr Good Friday
    07 Wednesday 1th May May Day
    08 Saturday 18th May Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
    09 Sunday 19th May Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
    10 Wednesday 5th Jun Id Ul-Fitr
    11 Sunday 16th Jun Poson Full Moon Poya Day
    12 Tuesday 16th Jul Esala Full Moon Poya Day
    13 Monday 12th Aug Id Ul-Alha
    14 Wednesday 14th Aug Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
    15 Sunday 27th Oct Deepavali
    16 Sunday 10th Nov Milad un-Nabi
    17 Wednesday 25th Dec Christmas Day

    POPULATION BY RELIGION WISE- KILINOCHCHI DISTRICT

     

    No
    Divisuional Secretariat

    Total

    Hindu

    Christian

    Islam

    Buddhist

    Others

    Families
    Members
    Families
    Members
    Families
    Members
    Families
    Members
    Families
    Members
    Families
    Members
    1
    Karachchi
    24601
    77875
    20050
    62727
    4259
    14172
    256
    879
    36
    97
    0
    0
    2
    Kandawalai
    8386
    26070
    7459
    22914
    920
    3129
    6
    25
    1
    2
    0
    0
    3
    Poonakary
    7512
    25975
    5064
    17450
    1978
    6774
    469
    1748
    1
    3
    0
    0
    4
    Pachchilaippalli
    4012
    12911
    3438
    11068
    570
    1829
    2
    9
    2
    5
    0
    0
    Total
    44511
    142831
    36011
    114159
    7727
    25904
    733
    2661
    40
    107
    0
    0
    Source: District Statistic Handbook- Kilinochchi ( 2018)

     

    CONCLUSION

    9. The community needs to bring together to achieve main laid down objectives. In order to achieve the objectives religious harmony and paving a path to understand each other’s values related to the sensitivities of cultural and religious beliefs. Understanding and respecting each other’s values would minimize the possibility of impairing the achieved peace in the country. Observance of the all religious and cultural events is the first option to achieve above. The activities which were already conducted by the Security Force Head Quarters were positively absorbed by the local community in the KILINOCHCHI area.