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SINHALA & HINDU NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS OF THE VOLUNTEER FORCE

Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force celebrated New Year with a grand festival on 16 April 2015 at the headquarters premises.

The New Year festival gave prominence to traditions and included an array of competitions and games participated with enthusiasm by Officers, Other Ranks and their families. The event was graced by the presence of Commander Logistics Command Major General R M J A Rathnayake, Divisional Secretary Seethawaka Division Mr P D S Wijerathna and representatives of other agencies.

Major General H C P Goonethilleke Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest was warmly received by Major General W D L P Wickramasinghe the Deputy Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force. The National Flag and the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Flag were hoisted to mark the commencement of the event followed by the National Anthem and lighting the traditional oil lamp.  All the participants partook of a meal of the traditional sweetmeats.

The winners of the competitions were awarded with valuable gifts courtesy the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.

 

 

 

 

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