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All-Night ‘Pirith’ Chanting at Panagoda Blesses Army Anniversary

The customary all-night ‘Pirith’ chanting, organized by the Army Buddhist Association at Bodhirajaramaya, Panagoda (Army temple) on account of the forthcoming Army Day (10) got underway on Monday (7) evening amid a huge gathering of Army personnel and family members.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, together with Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit, Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Chief of Staff, Mrs Liyanage, Major General Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Director General Army Medical Services, Mrs Munasinghe, Major General Mahinda Mudalige, Commander, Security Forces - West, Major General Nishantha Hettiarachchi, Chief Signal Officer, senior Officers and Other Ranks participated in the meritorious programme.

The Maha Nayaka Thero on behalf of the members of the Maha Sangha delivered an Anusasana (oration) and invoked blessings on the organization, injured War Heroes and transferred merits on the fallen, recalling the glorious past history of the organization. He also praised the Army's diverse roles and wished good luck with its onward march as defenders of the nation.

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