Navy begins Anniversary celebrations with religious observances
[December 06 2018]
The Sri Lanka
Navy has commenced its 68th
Anniversary celebrations giving
prominence to religious
observances. According to Navy
media, an all-night 'Pirith'
chanting and alms giving
ceremony were held at SLNS
Gemunu in Welisara, on 30th
November and 01st December.
This was followed by a flag blessing ceremony at the
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura on 02nd and 03rd (December) The
ceremony was held under the patronage of Commander of the Navy, Vice
Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe.
The flag blessing ceremony was held for the seventh
consecutive year and religious observance were led by the
Atamasthanadhipathi, Chief Sanghanayaka North Central Province, most Ven.
Dr. Pallegama Sirinivasa Nayaka Thero and Maha Sangha. The ceremony saw
77 flags including the National flag, Buddhist flag, Naval Ensign and
flags of naval commands, establishments, ships and craft being blessed.
The occasion was also attended by Chief of Staff of
the Navy, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva and other senior naval officers. A
'Kapruk Pooja Pinkama' organized by the Navy Buddhist Association was
also conducted at the Ruwanveliseya on the sidelines of the blessing
The Sri Lanka Navy will celebrate its 68th anniversary
on Sunday (09 December).