Remembering Upali Wijewardene


The 33rd anniversary of the disappearance of Mr Upali Wijewardene, the Founder Chairman of Upali Group of Companies, falls on Feb. 13.

Mr Wijewardene and party disappeared, while returning to Colombo from Malaysia in his private jet on May 13 1983.

 The Upali Group, its employees and sales agents islandwide have made arrangements to commemorate the anniversary with religious ceremonies such as Bodhi Pooja, Alms Giving, Pahan Pooja and Blood Donation Campaigns.

 A special Bodhi Pooja will be held at the Kelani Rajamaha Viharaya on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. with the participation of Ven. Rev. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangarkkitha its Chief Incumbent. A blood donation campaign will take place from 8.30 am at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya organised by employees of the Upali Group of Companies.

Besides arrangements are being made to offer alms to the Maha Sangha at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya and scholarships to ten needy children from the Helena Wijewardene Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniya.

A special pooja will also be held at the Sri Rajopawanaramaya Temple, Getambe with the participation of the Maha Sangha at 10.30 a.m. This is organised by the Kandos factory employees.

Alms Giving lunch will be provided to the inmates of ‘Tsarina Parana’ Elders Home, Kandy at 11.30 a.m. and Bodhipooja Pinkama & Kavibana at 7.00pm at the factory premises.

Bodhi and Pahan Pooja will be held at Vidya Niketha Piriven Viharaya, Sapugoda, Kamburupitiya.

The employees of Upali Consumer Products have arranged an Alms Giving – Lunch for the ‘Children’s Home’ at Ja-Ela.

Founder’s Day Program on 13th February 2016:

8.30 a.m. - Blood Donation Camp at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya, organised by the employees of Upali Group of Companies.

11.00 a.m. - Scholarships to 10 needy children from Helena Wijewardane Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniya.

11.30 a.m. - Alms giving for the Kelaniya Rajamahavihara Priests.

12.00 noon    - Alms Diving lunch for the children’s home, Ja-Ela, organized by the employees of the Upali Consumer Products Ltd.

6.00 p.m. -  Bodhi Pooja and Pahan Pooja at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya.

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