Sinhala buddhist army ‘perahera’ in Jaffna
Tamilnation: The Mask Keeps Slipping: Sri Lanka’s Occupying Army conducts Sinhala Buddhist Perahera in conquered Tamil Homeland
The 51st Division of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Jaffna conducted the ‘Katrima Pooja’ perahera (Buddhist religious procession) of Naakavikaarai located in Jaffna city Thursday (21 October 2009) night led by Namal Rajapakse, the son of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had come along with 250 youths and 20 Buddhist priests from the South to participate in the perahera. Local residents, however, did not show any significant interest in the perahera conducted by the SLA.
SLA soldiers conducting Perehara in JaffnaMore than a thousand SLA soldiers, the families of SLA soldiers who had come from the South took part in the procession that left Naakavikaarai and proceeded through Hospital Road, Raasaavinthoaddam Veethi, Naavalar Veethi, Aanaikkoaddai reached Naakavikarai located at Aariyakulam junction along Point Pedro Road. More