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Army offers desiccated coconut for the Kandy Esala Festival

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By ITN News Editor July 29, 2019 18:51

Army offers desiccated coconut for the Kandy Esala Festival

The Sri Lanka Army Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment has donated six tons of desiccated coconut for the Kandy Esala Perahera Festival. The handing over of the stock of desiccated coconut to the Dalada Maligawa took place under the patronage of Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake.

The Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will commence on the 05th of next month. This is the sixth occasion that the Army had carried out this Pinkama. In addition desiccated coconut was also donated to the four Maha Devales.
Expressing his views on the occasion, the Army Commander said that they expected to hold the Esala Maha Perahera Festival within a peaceful environment.

He called on the people to come to Kandy and participate in the Esala Festival without any fear. He said that the Armed Forces and the Police are strong to assure the security of the people. He said that they are dedicated to ensure that security. The Army Chief said that security in the country has been consolidated.

Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nelanga Dela, Central Province Commander Major General Laksiri Waduge and Major General Senarath Bandara of the 11th Division were among those present on the occasion.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 29, 2019 18:51