Religious Ceremonies held at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy in view of SLN’s 60th Anniversary
In view of Sri Lanka Navy’s 60th Anniversary, religious ceremonies were held at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy today evening (14th December 2010) with the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, senior Naval Officers, sailors and their family members in attendance.
Arriving at the sacred city of Kandy this evening, Commander of the Navy called on the Mahanayakas of the Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters. Thereafter, he proceeded to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic to attend to the religious ceremonies. The ceremonies held in keeping with the time-honoured religious traditions commenced with a “Pahan Pooja” followed by a “Gilanpasa Pooja” invoking the blessings of the Triple Gem on the Navy which sets off on its voyage towards its 61st year of serving the Motherland.
Sri Lanka Navy celebrated its 60th Anniversary on 09th December 2010 with a wide array of religious and social functions conducted to mark the historical occasion. Many naval ceremonies were held in keeping with the traditions and customs of the Navy.