Under the 'Northern Spring' development programme, Security Forces in Jaffna is organizing a National Elle Tournament starting from 4th to 6th July at the Duraiappah Sports Stadium in Jaffna Under the theme of "Coexistence, Peace and Prosperity".
Chairperson of the Army's Elle association and the Security Forces Commander - Jaffna Major Genaral Udaya Perera is organizing the mega tournament with the participation of the provincial teams.
Army media spokesperson Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said that with a view of providing the religion-based Mind Fitness Training and Self-Communion for troops a special Meditation Centre named "Bounseth" will be opened at Kudalugala, Delgoda today (June 26). This concept blossomed with the coordination of the Venerable Maha Sanga and the Tri-Forces Commanders he added.
He further stated that the event will be presided over by the Most Venerable Diyasenpola Wimala Thero.
Further elaborating on the purpose of this initiative he said that, public has been misguided and carries a myth that, troops are being trained only to fight. This religious inspired concept in mental resilience would deal with troops to manage stressful situations. Meditation exercises would help them to react better in high-stress situations and recover more quickly he said.
This will be the only such meditation centre for troops in the south Asian Region.