Remembering Upali


The 29th anniversary of the disappearance of Mr. Upali Wijewardene, the Founder Chairman of Upali Newspapers (Private) Limited Group, falls on February 13th Monday.

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

A special Bodhi Pooja will be held at the Kelani Rajamaha Viharaya at 6 p.m. on February 13, a blood donation campaign will take place from 8.30 am at the same venue, organised by

employees of the Upali Group of Companies.

Alms will be offered to the Maha Sangha at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya and scholarships awarded to ten needy children from the Helena Wijewardane Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniya.

A special pooja will also be held at the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy with the participation of the Maha Sangha and the Diyawadana Nilame at 10.00 a.m.

Lunch will be provided to the inmates of ‘Asarana Sarana’ Elders Home, Kandy at 11.30 a.m. and a Bodhi Pooja and Pahan Pooja pinkama will be conducted at the Sri Natha Devalaya, Kandy at 5.30 p.m.

A special Bodhi Pooja and Pahan Pooja will be held at Sri Saman Devalaya, Ratnapura, organised by the UNL Ratnapura Branch and Kandos and Delta sales agents. The employees of Upali Consumer Products have arranged lunch for the ‘Children’s Home’ at Ja-Ela.

Founder’s Day Program on 13th February 2012:

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. –– Almsgiving for the Maha Sangha at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara

12.00 noon –– Almsgiving lunch for the children’s home, Ja-Ela, organised by the employees of the Upali Consumer Products Ltd.

6.00 P.M –– Bodhi Pooja and Pahan Pooja at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya.

In addition, a special Pooja will be held at Kandy Dalada Maligawa and Bodhi Pooja & Pahan Pooja at Kandy Natha Devalaya, organised by employees of Ceylon Chocolates Ltd. (Kandos), Kundasale.

Bodhi Pooja will be held at Ratnapura Sri Saddarmalankara Pirivena.

Bodhi and Pahan Pooja will be held at Vidya Niketha Piriven Viharaya, Sapugoda, Kamburupitiya. These events are organised by Upali Newspapers, Kandos/Delta Agents and employees.

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