Defense ministry sources say that a Vesak Zone and over 50 Dansals are held today in Jaffna (24) on behalf of the Vesak Poya day.Rice, Manioc, Fruits, Cool drinks, Coffee and many other dansals will be held today.
Sources further say that the civilions in the North have helped the security forces to make and display Vesak Lanterns and Thorana in this Vesak zone.
Meanwhile Sil programs will be held today in Lumbini Vihara in Killinichchi and Jaffna Naga Vihara with the participation of Military and Police families.
(25) The State Vesak ceremony will be held tomorrow at 2.30pm at Yudangana Raja Maha Vihara in Buttala, Monaragala.
The ceremony will be held under the direction of the Chief incumbants of Malwathu and Asgiri Sectors with the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and with the participation of the Prime Minister D.M. Jayarathne, Uva CM Shashindra Rajapaksa and others.
Sri Lanka Mirror yesterday reported that the stray dogs in the area had been poisoned and killed to prevent them from disturbing the ceremony