Police Heroes Day commemorated today

Police Heroes Day commemorated today

Written by Bella Dalima

21 Mar, 2014 | 9:59 pm

The 150th Police Heroes’ Day Commemoration was held at the Police Field Force Headquarters in Thimbirigasyaya on Friday.

The event held to commemorate 3107 police heroes, was graced by the Inspector General of Police.

Police Heroes Day is commemorated annually on the anniversary of the death of Constable P.C. Saban, who was shot and killed by Mammale Marikkar a friend of the outlaw Saradiel, on March 21, 1864 in Uthuwankanda.

Police Heroes Day commemorates police officers who sacrificed their lives in order to bring forth a safe and secure society.The commemorative event to mark the 150th Police Heroes Day commenced with the IGP lowering the police flag opposite the Police Heroes Memorial to half mast.

Salutations were paid to the memorial following the commemoration of those officers who sacrificed their lives to ensure law and order.

The Ayurveda Medical Centre constructed on the premises of the Police Field Force Headquarters, was also declared open today parallel to the commemorative event.

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