Navy provides assistance to ‘Pada Yathra’ pilgrims



Some of the pilgrims

The Navy has been providing assistance to devotees who are taking part in Pada Yathra, the age-old annual pilgrimage on foot from Jaffna to Katragama.

The Navy has been taking care of the needs of the pilgrims walking from the entrance of Kumana National Park to Kumbukkan Oya.

On a directive of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, and under the supervision of the Commander Southeastern Naval Area, the Navy will continue to help pilgrims until the end of ‘Pada Yathra’ on 27 June.

Retired Navy Commander and Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, former Commander Southeastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Kanchana Banagoda, and newly appointed Area Commander Rear Admiral Nalin Navarathne also joined this year’s ‘Paada Yaathra’.


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