5000 to visit St Antony’s feast in Kachchatheevu

February 27, 2015 by  
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st antonyColombo, February 23, 2015:  Over 5000 pilgrims from India and Sri Lanka are expected to attend the feast of St.Anthony’s church in Kachchatheevu island on March 1.

The Sri Lanka Navy will provide all facilities and security for the visiting pilgrims.

Speaking to The Sunday Leader the Navy spokesman Commander Indika Silva said that the Navy will provide fresh water, medical facilities, sanitary facilities and security for the visiting pilgrims.

Last year over 3000 pilgrims from India visited the shrine while over 2000 attended from Sri Lanka as well. Commander Silva also stated that accommodation will be provided for the VIP’s and clergy by the Navy and ferry services from Kurikadduwan to Kachchathivu will also be provided by the Navy for government officials.

Kachchatheevu is a tiny uninhabited island of 285.2 acres with not even a drop of drinking water, located ten miles northeast of Rameswaram.

– the sunday leader

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