Army flag blessing ceremony
The Sri Lanka Army flag blessing ceremony to bless all the flags of
the Army units was held yesterday at the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in
Anuradhapura under the patronage of Army Commander Lt. General Jagath
Jayasuriya. The flag blessing ceremony also marked the start of the 60
th anniversary celebrations of the Army.
The flag of the Sri Lanka Army and the flags of its Security Forces
Headquarters, Area Headquarters, Sub Area Headquarters, Divisions, Task
Forces, Brigades, Regiments and Battalions were blessed after they were
brought in procession to the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi by respective
heads and placed there by the Army Commander.
Atamasthanadhipathi, Ven. Dr. Pallegama Sirinivasa Nayaka Thera and
the Chief Incumbent of the Ruvan Meli Maha Seya Ven. Pallegama
Hemarath-ana Thera along with the Nayaka Theras of the Atamasthana
blessed the Army Commander and Army personnel.
Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya offered Rs.1 million to
Atamasthanadhipathi during the religious ceremony.