Navy renovates Sebamalai Matha Church in Iranathivu
[October 29 2018]
The renovated Sebamalai Matha Church in Iranathivu
island in the Northern region was vested on the public during a ceremony
on Saturday (27 October). According to Navy media, the renovation work
was carried out by Naval Civil Engineers, with a cost of of Rs.
1,117,543.15, allocated by the Sri Lanka Navy Buddhist Association.
The opening ceremony of the church was presided over
by the Bishop to the Diocese of Jaffna, Dr. Justin B. Gnanapragasam. A
special mass was also held to mark the reopening of this place of
The renovation work was done under a directive of the
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe. Navy's part in
the renovation work was praised by the large number of people present at
A number of religious dignitaries and senior Navy
officers were also present at the occasion.