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TATA SuperACE key was handed over to its proud winner of Buddha Rashmi Lantern Competition

May 31, 2013

The Buddha Rashmi Pooja, the National Vesak Festival was held for the sixth consecutive year in commemoration of the Vesak Poya 2013. During the period of six days the Gangaramaya Temple together with the Presidential Secretariat facilitated the festival, transforming a precinct earmarked as the ‘Vesak Zone’ for this principal Buddhist event of the Annual Calendar, signifying the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinibbhana of Lord Buddha. The Buddha Rashmi Pooja, a religious and cultural festival is a concept of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This was held from May 24th, 2013, with precedence to religious observances. Thereafter, the illumination of the festival was initiated at the Seema Malaka by dignitaries led by the President following which the ‘Vesak Zone’ or the festival zone was opened to the public from seven in the evening till the early hours of the following morning.

The public was able to witness a variety of exhibits from intricate designs of the lanterns, to craftsmanship of vibrant pandols, among the many displays.

DIMO donated a TATA SuperACE to the winner of the lantern competition which was held at the Buddha Rashmi Vesak Zone. The TATA SuperACE key was handed over to its proud winner by Rev. Assaji Thero, Lt. Com. Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Mr Ranjith Pandithage on 29th May 2013.

Furthermore a special DIMO Batta Vehicle was used in the Vesak Zone to transport VIPs, elderly people and other visitors around the vicinity of the Buddha Rashmi Vesak Zone. This modified and illuminated DIMO Batta with rear seats at the deck enabled visitors to see Vesak from greater height without getting disturbed by public and vehicles passing by.



Aamisa and Prathipaththi Pooja was held in celebration of Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Festival

May 27, 2013

In celebration of 2602 Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Festival, a special Aamisa and Prathipaththi Pooja was held at the TATA Colombo Branch. A special Dhamma Sermon was held by most Venerable Aludeniye Subodhi Thero. It was followed by a Blood Donation Camp. Both activities were organized under the guidance of Mr Nalinda Kurukulasooriya and assisted by the TATA Colombo branch and the HR Department.

This worthy cause was graced by Mr & Mrs  Ranjith Pandithage, Mr Sarath Algama, Mr Gladwin Peries, Mr Channa Weerawardane, Mr Vijitha Bandara, Mr Ananda Mapalagama, Mr Anuradha Dias, Mrs Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya and Mr Mahesh Karunaratne.

DIMO makes a difference in the life of a true Sri Lankan Hero

May 23, 2013

DIMO made a difference in the life of Lance Corporal Charith Kulathilake on 18th of May 2013, when Mr and Mrs Ranjith Pandithage handed over the keys to the newly completed house to him and his family at Wellaragama, Mihintale. This was based on a promise made to Lance Corporal Charith Kulathilake by Mr. Pandithage when he met him at the Abhimansala Army Camp one year back. The new house has a living room, four bed rooms, a dining room, a kitchen and a bathroom. Mr and Mrs Ranjith Pandithage, Colonel Deepal Pusella (Wijayabahu Infantry Regiment), Lt Colonel Kanishka Bandara (Commandant Abhimansala) and Mr. Hemal Ratnayake (DIMO Anuradhapura Branch Manager) were present at this memorable occasion.

Lance Corporal Charith Kulathilake got caught to an electric landmine during the humanitarian operations in 2008 at Kilali and lost sight of both eyes and lost his right hand. Lance Corporal Charith Kulathilake went on to get married in 2012 and is a father now.