A special release of Pigeons on Independence Day took place at the Kilinochchi railway station, with the pigeons returning to their home in Wattala. The event was organized as a special peace event as the pigeons carried messages of unity and fellowship.
The event was attended by religious heads, the GA of the area Mr S. Arumainayagam and senior police officers.
The peace-pigeon event was organised by Loni de Lanerolle, an animal enthusiast who has been training Racing Pigeons over time. He hopes to make the event a part of a series that will take place across the country, reigniting the lost art of messenger pigeons