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More army resorts opened in Jaffna

The head of the Sri Lankan Army Jagath Jayasuriya, escorted by Sinhalese tribal dancers in Jaffna (Pic courtesy army.lk)

The Sri Lankan Army has opened two further holiday resorts for its troops, according to the army's website.

The chief of the army, Lt Gen Jagath Jayasuriya, opened the resorts on the Jaffna peninsula. One of the resorts is funded by the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) and the other by the Army Troop.

Buddhist monks and the Sri Lankan Army during the opening of the resort

The Army also says the opening of the two resorts "give added weight to the Army’s ongoing campaign to further strengthen island-wide welfare facilities, being made available to all ranks for their rest and relaxation."

Lt Gen Jayasuriya watering a sacred tree, according to Sinhala custom

Jayasuriya presided over the opening ceremony, which saw purely Singhalese cultural traditions, like Kandyan tribal dancers and the planting of a sacred tree, although the region is nearly entirely inhabited by Tamils.

Inspecting a bed for his troops...

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