In a recent feature by the state owned Daily News, the Sri Lankan Army was commended for being at the forefront of nurturing Buddhism across the country.
The article titled, “SL Army’s dedicated service to Buddhism,” praises the army’s “unstinted commitment [to Buddhism] since 1949” by recounting recent projects.
“Kilinochchi troops attached to all formations under the Security Force Headquarters -Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) contributed their share to the Vesak commemoration by way of assisting repairs, repainting and cleaning work, preparation of Vesak decorations and meals to sightseers in different temples, including Kilinochchi Lumbini Viharaya, Sugatha Viharaya in Mankulam, Pooneryn Junction Viharaya, Jayapuram Nelum Statue and the Paranthan Junction temple,” stated the article.
In addition to Vesak related projects, the article also outlined various other activities such as the army’s assistance with over 20 temple development projects.
Read the full article here.