ANCL founder's 135th birth anniversary commemorated

An all night Pirith Chanting ceremony was held at the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) to commemorate the 135 birth anniversary of its founder D. R. Wijewardene last night. Here ANCL Chairman W. Dayaratne, PC, inviting the Maha Sangha for the Pirith chanting by offering a tray of betel leaves. Senior members of the ANCL management were also present. (Inset) Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, Chairman Ranjith Wijewardene garlanding the portrait of his father and ANCL founder D. R. Wijewardene before the commencement of the Pirith ceremony. Mass Media Ministry Secretary Jagath P. Wijeweera was also present.

Pictures by Ruwan De Silva and Hirantha Gunathilake

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