A Buddhist religious programme to mark the culmination of the series of religious events organized in view of the 68th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy was held at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya on 27 December.
Accordingly, a ‘Bodhi Pooja’ pinkama followed by a ‘Dharma Deshana’ was conducted with the participation of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe. At the outset, Commander of the Navy and accompanying senior naval officers called on the Chief Prelate of the temple, Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhita Thera and received the blessings. Subsequently, the ‘Dharma Deshana’ programme was held and blessings were invoked on the Commander of the Navy, all naval personnel and the motherland for the dawning year of 2019. Further, merits were transferred on the naval War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice for the motherland during years of hostilities.
Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva and his spouse, Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, Director Generals of the Navy, senior officers and a large number of sailors were present on this occasion.