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Sri Lanka Artillery Marks its 129th Regimental Anniversary with Grandiose Ceremony to Revere War Heroes

2017-04-21

The prime event of marking the celebration of 129th regimental anniversary got underway at the Regimental Monument, Panagoda on 20 April 2017 by paying tribute to the memory of fallen war heroes of the Regiment of Sri Lanka Artillery.

General (Retd) Srilal Weerasooriya, a former Commander of the Army graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and the Colonel Commandant of the Regiment,
Major General Priyantha Jayasundara and Mrs Priyangani Jayasundara welcomed the former Commander and the Lady.

The Chief Guest, Colonel Commandant, Commander Artillery Brigade, Centre Commandant, Representatives of Ex-Servicemen Association, All Commanding Officers and Regiment Sergeant Majors laid floral wreaths to denote their respect and gratitude to officers & men who sacrificed their lives for the future of the Mother Land.

In the evening, all night Pirith chanting ceremony was began and concluded with the offer of Heel Dana to Maha Sanga on 21 Friday morning where religious blessings were invoked on the heroic Gunners who were killed in action and wounded in action.

A large gathering of serving and retired Gunner officers, other rankers and families of war heroes took part in the day’s events.