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Sarvodaya Tsunami Remembrance Ceremony
« on: December 24, 2005, 07:51:03 AM »
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SARVODAYA will commemorate the first anniversary in memory of tsunami victims by initiating a nationwide memorial ceremony on December 26. The bereaved families have been provided with lanterns to light on the anniversary in unison with the rest of the community.

Civil society will join the families of the victims on the seashore in the affected villages at 7 p.m. on this day for the village ceremonies.

As an alternative, where the tsunami affected families so wish they will light the remembrance lanterns in their homes in front of pictures of departed, or in a temple, kovil, church or mosque.

In addition, in every district around the island, the Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena will arrange a similar ceremony in a place of religious worship or at a community centre.

Thus, a symbolic ring of light will be created by the families of the victims and the community around the entire island to serve as a fitting memorial.

The main ceremony organised by the sarvodaya will be held under the leadership of Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne in Wenamulla in Ambalangoda and another ceremony at the Galle Face under the leadership of Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, both commencing at 7 p.m.