Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa said that the blessings of the Maha Sangha were sought before launching every operation. Bodhi Poojas were held daily from village to village. He said that the people heard only about the deeds of the war heroes. But, the support they received from the background is also of much importance. It is due to this support that they were able to achieve victory at the end. The Defence Secretary expressed these views at a function held at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Bodhiraja Dharmayatana at Hingura-Ara in Embilipitiya. Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Paliamentarian Sunny Rohana and Provincial Minister Udaya Gammanpilla also participated. The Chief Incumbent of the temple Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera presented a souvenir to the Defence Secretary.
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