12th National War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony today (19)

12th National War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony today (19)

12th National War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony today (19)

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

19 May, 2021 | 9:10 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The 12th National War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony will get underway at the Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte National War Heroes’ Memorial, at 4:15 pm on Wednesday (May 19), to commemorate the patriots who sacrificed their lives for a free and independent country.

The War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony will be held with the participation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Commanders of the Three Armed Forces, and the Inspector General of Police among other military personnel.

The event is organized by the Ranaviruseva Authority under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Defence.

Accordingly, 23,962 personnel of the Sri Lanka Army, 1160 personnel of the Sri Lanka Navy, 443 personnel of the Sri Lanka Air Force, 2598 officers of the Sri Lanka Police, and 456 members of the Civil Defense Department, who made great sacrifices in the 30-year war against the LTTE terrorism that ended in May 2009, will be commemorated at the ceremony today.

This year, the National War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony will be held with strict adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines.

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