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Prayers offered countrywide marking Hajj

Nov 17, 2010 3:06:00 AM - itnnews.lk

Muslims are engaged in various programme throughout the island to mark Hajj. Special Prayers are part of the programmes. A mass offering of prayers took place at the Galle Face Green. It was organized by the Sri Lankan Memon Society. A large number of devotees participated

Muslims in the East are also celebrating the Festival with keen enthusiasm. Special prayers were offered in the Batticaloa, Ampara and Trincomalee Districts. A special religious ceremony was organized at the Batticaloa Prisons.

More religious ceremonies were organized in Mosques in Batticaloa, Eravur, Kattankudy and Ottamavadi areas.

Islamists participated joined in the offering of prayers at the Irakkamam Al Ashroff Maha Vidyalaya Grounds in the Ampara Districts. Over 2000 devotees participated took part in these prayers organized by the Jumma Mosque in Irakkamam.