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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1591

Deepavali Celebrations – Army Surprised Kilinochchi public

Colombo, 16 November, (

Public in Kilinochchi district , part of Poonaryns and Mullative had been respected and well recognized by the Kilinochchi Commander and the Army by inviting them to lunch and appreciating them giving gifts today. This function had been conducted in Kilinochchi with the participation of nearly 600 individuals from all segments of the society came from all corners of Kilinochci district, part of Poonaryn and Mullativu.Deepavali_Kilinochchi_2.jpg

As indicated by our sources the event has been organized in grand level giving highest possible respect and recognition to the attendees in celebrating Deepavali.

Public attended the function were warmly welcomed in Tamil traditional way. The venue has been decorated and arranged to a place similar to a high profile reception venue. The message released by the President for the Deepavali day was read at the outset. Number of traditional Tamil and Sinhala cultural events had been staged by the school children and the Army dancing team, entertaining the attendees.

"We never thought that, this much of recognition and respect in celebrating Deepavali …Kilinochchi Commander Major General Udaya Perera and the Army surprised us …"

Clergies from all the religious had been invited to the occasion marking the religious and ethnic harmony during the Deepavali festival. Deepavali_Kilinochchi_3.jpg

The lunch offered to the public had been a very high stranded menu. Although climate during the day was cloudy, rain never disturbed the programme and public was in the opinion that weather always blesses this kind of noble events.

Addressing the gathering, Major General Udaya Perera, Kilinochci Commander mentioned that he always welcome public in the area to his place. He further mentioned that, though he wanted to visit all the families in the area to greet them on Deepavali Day, he could not do it as he cannot visit a vast area during a one single day. Instead, he has sent Deepavali Greeting Cards to each and every family through the army people in local areas.

Attendees who talked to us at the venue and after the event, mentioned that they never expected this kind of respect and recognition in celebrating their auspicious Deepavali festival and it was a their first experience in attending this kind of programme.


- Asian Tribune -

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