The Mihintale Aloka Pooja organised by the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. for the 55th time was inaugurated with the switching on of illuminations by Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka at the Mihintale Meda Maluwa yesterday evening. The Aloka Pooja is held under the guidance of Mihintale Raja Maha Viharadhipathi Most Ven. Walawahengunawewe Dhammaratana Nayake Thera. Ministers P.Harison, Chandrani Bandara, ministers and members of the North Central Provincial Council, IGP Pujith Jayasundera, Lake House Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka together with the Lake House Management also graced the occasion. The Aloka Pooja is conducted in collaboration with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and is co-sponsored by the Bank of Ceylon and Dialog.