of Buddhists from North and South participated at the Cheevara
Pooja (ritual offering of new Robes) and Alms Giving at Sri Sumiddhi
Sumana Vihara, Navatkuly in Jaffna. The event was held for the
fifth consecutive year since the establishment of Navatkuly Sri
Samiddhi Sumana Vihara in 2012. The Perahera was demonstrated
on 25 October 2017 evening with the participation of civilians
and military personnel. The Dhamma sermon and other related religious
activities were conducted by the Chief Incumbent, Ven. Hanvelle
Rathanasiri Thera. The Pinkama was arranged by the Sinhalese who
live in Navatkuly village with the assistance of 523 Brigade.
The Katina perehera consisted of Sinhala and Hindu cultural events
and was followed by whole night Prith Chanting. Alms giving for
61 Monks was held on following day morning.
On the directives
of Major General Aruna Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding
52 Division, battalions serving under 523 Brigade of Allarai provided
meals for all devotees who took part in the event.