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Navy flag blessing ceremony held at sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

navy2016.11.22In view of the 66th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy which falls on 09th December 2016, a ceremony to invoke blessings on naval flags, was held at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura today (21) under the auspices of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne.

The President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Yamuna Wijegunaratne was also present on this religious event.The customary religious ceremony which was held for the fifth consecutive year was led by venerable Maha Sangha of Atamasthanaya.

During the ceremony, over 80 flags including the National Flag, Buddhist Flag, Naval Ensign, Naval Commands’ and Afloat Command’s flags, flags of naval establishments and ships were blessed, having laid them at the foot of sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

The occasion was attended by Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Merril Wickramasinghe, senior naval officers attached to the Naval Headquarters and the North Central Naval Command, sailors and a large number of devotees as well.A ‘Kapruk Pooja Pinkama’ was also held at Ruwanveliseya to coincide with the flag blessing ceremony. Blessings were invoked on the Navy at the religious ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Navy Buddhist Association.

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