Tamils & Muslims Join Buddhists to Mark Vesak

A record 2000 civilians of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic faiths joined hands together as one community to mark the Vesak festival at Kalawanchikudi, Vakarai, Pottuvil and Akkaraipattu areas.

Troops of 18 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under 233 Brigade, 23 Battalion SLSR under 632 Brigade, 15 Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) on the directions given by Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E), organized ‘Sil’ programmes, Vesak Perahera (procession), exhibition of Vesak lanterns, conduct of Dansel, donation of school items to poor students and preparation of Vesak decorations.

Similarly, a new Dharmashala (sermon hall) and a Bodhiprakaraya (wall around Bo tree), erected with labour support of 15 Battalion SLLI troops of 224 Brigade at Agbopura temple, Tissapura was opened on the Vesak Full Moon Day (24).Dansel (free eating places) put up at Kalawanchikudi, Vakarai Centres, Pottuvil town and Sri Vajirarama temple at Akkaraipattu served more than 5000 civilians with hot meals. Tamils and Muslims supported the conduct of these eating places.

Meanwhile, more than 90 selected students from Pottuvil area received school accessories and stationery during another arrangement at Senagamuwa. Ven. Warakapola Indrasara Thero sponsored the purchase of those items for donation.



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