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SLPA conducts religious observances for victims of Easter Sunday attacks

SLPA’s Managing Director Capt. Athula Hewavitharana, and other senior officials at SLPA Chathiya Premises to mark the religious observations
SLPA’s Managing Director Capt. Athula Hewavitharana, and other senior officials at SLPA Chathiya Premises to mark the religious observations

A special function was held on April 21, at the Chaithya Premises of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) in memory of the victims of Easter Sunday terrorist attacks last year.

The programme was organized by the Buddhist Association of SLPA with religious observances of the Maha Sangha under the initiative of General Daya Ratnayake, Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

SLPA’s Managing Director Capt. Athula Hewavitharana, Additional Managing Director Upali De Zoysa, Director Finance Shirani Wanniarachchi, Director Operations Jayantha Perera, Director Logistics Upul Jayatissa, Director Security Major General Gamini Hettiarachchi, Chief Engineer Civil M.S.S. Devapriya and Harbour Master Capt. Nirmal Silva were present at the occasion.

Speaking at the occasion, Chairman of SLPA General Daya Ratnayake said that the programme was held in memory of all those who died and those who became victims of the brutal terrorist attack on Easter Sunday, April 21 last year. “The attack was carried out aiming the Catholic community and several foreigners residing in the country while the nation was still enjoying peace after the successful end of 30 years of terrorist war. At this hour of mourn, we would like to express our heartfelt condolence and all due respect, gratitude and honour to all who died in these attacks.

We would also like to convey our heartiest message of goodwill to those who were affected and still are suffering from the incident to get well soon.”

He also said that the day was marked amidst a global health challenge that has equally been faced by the motherland and that he is thankful for the leadership of the President, Gtabaya Rajapaksa, the government, the Tri-Forces, the Police, health authorities and all other parties for their immense collective contribution to defeat the health issue of the Covid – 19 and maintain routine lifestyles of the people with all possible measures.

The Chairman of SLPA, General Daya Ratnayake also thanked all levels of employees and staff members of the institution for their dedicated efforts to maintain all operations of the Port without hindrance at this very moment of national necessity.

 


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