A special program to invoke blessings in appreciation of invaluable service of our-time war heroes has been organized by Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) and 'Senehasa' Education, Resource, Research and Information Centre on the Vesak Full Moon day, on May 7.
'Senehasa' and RSA, which function under the Defence Ministry, have planned to light a lamp themed ‘Adhishtana Pahan’ dedicated to Tri-Forces members contracted with COVID-19 in their effort to contain spread of the virus and their families on the Vesak Poya day in every house, islandwide.
The organisers request all patriotic Sri Lankans to light the ‘Adhishtana Pahan’ at their homes at 6.15 in the evening on May 7 invoking blessing on coronavirus contracted war heroes and their family members and to wish them fast recovery.
The program is organised following the directive of the Vice President of RSA and also the Vice President of 'Senehasa' Sonia Kottegoda.
It said in a statement that the Tri-Forces personnel got infected while trying to protect the country and its people from falling victim to deadly corona virus at the risk of their personal health.
“It is the duty and responsibility of all Sri Lankans to pay their tribute to those servicemen at their adversity while encouraging them to continue with their national mission in future,” Sonia Kottegoda said.
RSA and 'Senehasa', through this program, further hope to pay the nation’s gratitude to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and all members of security forces and health services for their unwavering commitment in eradicating the pandemic from our soil.
“We organised this program to invoke blessing on the security and health personnel who are fighting in frontlines to contain the spread of coronavirus and also to encourage them to continue with their community work. Through this programe, we hope to invoke blessing on the country and all citizens as well,” Kottegoda further said.