Remembering Upali Group Founder

The 30th Anniversary of the disappearance of Mr. Upali Wijewardene, the founder Chairman of Upali Group of Companies and others falls on Wednesday, February 13.

The Upali Group, its employees and sales agents countrywide have made arrangements to commemorate the anniversary with religious ceremonies such as Bodhi Poojas, alms givings,  Pahan Poojas and blood donation campaigns.

A special Bodhi Pooja will be held at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya at 6:00 p.m. on February 13. It will be preceded by a blood donation campaign from 8:30 a.m. at the same venue organized by employees of the Upali Group of Companies.

Besides, arrangements are being made to offer alms to the Maha Sangha at the 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 Dalada Maligawa, Kandy with the participation of the Maha Sangha and the Diyawadana Nilame at 10:00 a.m.

As part of these meritorious acts, lunch will be served to the inmates of ‘Tisarana 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 Saddharmalanka Pirivena Viharaya, Ratnapura, organised by the UNL Ratnapura Branch and Kandos and Delta sales agents. The employees of Upali Consumer Products have arranged to provide lunch for the ‘Children’s Home’ at Ja-Ela, the same day.

Founder’s Day Program on 13th February 2013.

8.30 a.m. - Blood Donation Camp at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya, organized 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 - 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.

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

Bodhi Pooja will be held at Ratnapura Sri Saddharmalanka Pirivena Viharaya.

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

These events are organized by Upali Newspapers, Kandos/Delta Agents and employees.

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