Army Extends Full Support to 'Pulathisi Poson Udanaya'
[June 29 2018]
HE the President Maithripala Sirisena on account of
the sacred Poson Poya Day (27) took part in several ceremonial openings
in Polonnaruwa under the ongoing 'Pibidemu Polonnaruwa' project of the
HE the President Sirisena unveiled the pinnacle of the
tri-service-built Dagoba (pinnacle) at the Unagala Viharaya in
Polonnaruwa, in which construction work started in December 2016 as a
development component of the overall project.
On the same day, the President in another sacred
project opened four tri-service-built sections in the famous Dimbulagala
Aranya Senasanaya (monastery). The inauguration of the residential
quarters of the Maha Sangha (Awasageya), opening of the new archway (Vahalkada),
renovation of Pirivena buildings and opening of the Dolosmahe lamp and
Meditation cottages, most of which have been done by members of the
tri-services, took place at the same occasion.
Meanwhile, the exposition of relics (Dhathu) in the
sacred Gal Viharaya (Rock Temple) in Polonnaruwa was assisted by the
Army on the instructions of the Commander of the Army. President
Sirisena after attending religious observances at the venue inaugurated
the exposition to the devotees. Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake,
Commander of the Army was also associated with the inaugural event.
Later on, HE the President ceremonially inaugurated
the 'Pulathisi Poson Udanaya' Poson zone in the heart of Kaduruwela,
Polonnaruwa in the midst of Ministers, Commander of the Army, Commanders
of the Navy and Air Force and a large gathering.
In the meantime, a mega rice 'Dansel', organized by
the Army near Parakrama Samudra, the same evening got underway under the
leadership of the President. He served the first meal portion to the
sight-seers and opened the eatery, together with the Commander of the
Army. The Poson zone features hundreds of colourful Poson lanterns,
stage dramas, illuminations, pandols, free eateries and other
Ministers, Governors, Lieutenant General Mahesh
Senanayake, Commander of the Army, Navy and Air Force Commanders, Major
General Santhusitha Pananwala, Commander, Security Forces - East, Major
General Sudantha Ranasinghe (rtd), Director General 'Pibidemu
Polonnaruwa' and a large gathering were present, including family
members of the President during those different openings.
Courtesy : Army Media