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Celebration of 55 Division 21st Anniversary

[2017-12-30 21:14:36]

The 55 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna celebrated its 2lst anniversary with several programmes on the directions of Brigadier Jayantha Gunarathne, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 55 Division Headquarters during December 15-23.

Anniversary events included a blood donation campaign responding to a request for blood from the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Blood Bank. The event took place on Friday (15) and more than 103 soldiers including Officers donated blood during the campaign. On 16 December, as the second stage of the programme, a Bodhi Pooja Pinkama blessed all members serving the Army and transferred merits to fallen War Heroes.

The Guard Turnout and Guard of Honor presented on Wednesday (20) by the troops of the 55 Division saluted Brigadier Jayantha Gunarathne at the Division Headquarters premises as the third stage of the programme in accordance with military traditions. On the same day, an All Rank lunch was also organized at the Divisional Headquarters where all the troops posed for a group photograph.

A musical show was held at the 55 Division Headquarters' ground to the rhythms rent by 3 Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) Music Band on December 21. Female dancers, Officers and Other Ranks entertained the gathering by singing songs and displaying their aesthetic skills. As the final segment of the anniversary programme, Senior Non Commissioned Officers and Officers had a get-together in the 55 Division Headquarters premises.

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