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The Eastern Naval Command held Vesak celebrations on May 5 under the patronage of Eastern Province Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama.


A colourful procession, proceeding from SLN Dockyard entrance to Tissa Temple

He opened the Vesak celebrations organised by the Eastern Naval Command at the invitation of Commander Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage.

A colourful procession, proceeding from SLN Dockyard entrance to Tissa Temple, paraded through Trincomalee town to mark the commencement of the Eastern Commandís Vesak celebrations.

A Bodhi Pooja followed by a Dhamma Deshana was also conducted at Tissa Viharaya with the attendance of Commander Eastern Naval Area and Naval personnel of the Eastern Naval Command.

A two-day rice dansela was also held to coincide with the celebrations. A large number of people from Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities participated symbolising the religious harmony in the area. Beautifully decorated Vesak lanterns, made by Naval personnel attached to Naval establishments, ships and craft under the Eastern Naval Command were also on display.

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