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A very militarised Christmas

The Sri Lankan Army organised a series of events across the Tamil North-East to mark Christmas, earlier this week.

Maj. General L. B. R. Mark, oversaw the festivities in Mullaitivu, with the Ministry of Defence noting that ‘under his patronage’, the army’s 59th division organised a show, complete with signs in Sinhalese.

The army also came dressed in Santa Claus outfits (and masks) into churches across the North-East, with the 59th division at a church in Keppapulavu and 68th division at St Anthony’s church in Iranapalai.

The 64th division meanwhile put on another musical show, in full military uniform, at Oddusuddan.

The Ministry of Defence also stated that “Northern mass gathered bearing in mind that the Christmas is the time for giving and for forgiving”.

See the Sri Lankan Army’s Christmas festivities in Kilinochchi last year here.

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