Thousands at Adhistana Pooja
Thousands of people led by members of the clergy representing all
religious communities yesterday participated in an Adhistana Pooja to
defeat the conspiracies against the country. The procession led by
members of the Maha Sangha and religious leaders representing the other
faiths began from the Mahinda Rajapaksa Performing Arts Theatre with
members of all communities participating with traditional drummers and
flag bearers in attendance, The Adhisthana Pooja began with religious
observances conducted by lecturer of the Sri Jayawardenapura University
Ven. Medegoda Abhayathissa Thera.
The thera said various forces are attempting to incite an internal
crisis after terrorism was wiped out in the country.
He urged the international community not to stand in the way of a
country marching forward after its victory over terrorism.
Moulavi Alhaj Mohhammad Laafir representing the Islamic faith
stressed the need for unity in the face of the US sponsored resolution
against Sri Lanka at the 19th United Nations Human Rights Council
Rev. Ivan Perera, representing the Catholic community said people
should shed ethnic and racial differences and join hands to protect the
country at this crucial juncture. He thanked the people who had gathered
on the occasion disregarding differences.
This Adhistana Pooja showed the world that all communities of the
country are living peacefully after the country succeeded in eradicating
LTTE terrorism which plagued the country and stalled its development for
more than three decades.
The participants at the Adhistana Pooja made a vow that the hard won
peace and the heroic Security Forces who made great sacrifices to save
the country from the clutches of terrorism would not be betrayed. All
attendees conducted a Satyagraha against forces hostile to Sri Lanka
after the religious observances.