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Go forward, Buddhist soldier

To celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Sri Lankan Army, a “flag blessing” event was held in Anuradhapura earlier this week.

The event was held “giving prominence to Buddhist religious rites and rituals” according to the official Sri Lanka Army website.

Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Lt General Jayasuriya, also donated 1 million rupees from the army towards the expansion of the Buddhist vihara.

An all night Buddhist ceremony was also held at Anuradhapura to help invoke blessings on the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the army.

Also see our earlier post: Sri Lanka's monoethnic military (27 June 2011)

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