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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5.52 GMT

President salutes War Heroes


Sixth National War Heroes' commemoration ceremony was held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa with the participation of Ranaviru family members, at the Ranaviru Monument at the Parliamentary Grounds in Battaramulla last evening (May 19).

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was the Chief Guest at the ceremony paid floral tributes at the Ranaviru Monument. The President then took time out with commune with the children and family members of the past War Heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice to the country. A large number of children and relatives of War Heroes who sacrificed their lives on the battlefront also paid floral tributes on this occasion.

Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Parliamentarians, provincial governors and chief ministers, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri-Forces Commanders, Inspector General of Police and ambassadors also were present on the occasion.






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