The traditional army flags blessing ceremony took place near the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura this morning.
Nearly 456 flags were blessed at the ceremony. The Maha Sangha headed by Atamsthanadhipathi Ven Dr Pallegama Sirinivasa Nayake Thera and the Chief Priests of the eight places of worship fulfill the religious observance and rites. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya participated. In addition, Security Forces Divisional Commanders, Brigade Commanders, Area Commanders, Commandants and Unit Commanders of all regiments of the Sri Lanka Army attended the ceremony with their respective flags.