The National War Heroes Commemoration ceremony would be held today (19) at 4.00 pm at the Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte site of the War Heroes Memorial under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
This ceremony is organized by the Ranaviru Services Authority of the State Ministry of Defense under the theme” Lakmaniyange Surakshitha Idirigamana Venuven Sidukala Sadanusmaraneeya Kepakireemata Pidena Gawravanvitha Kruthaguna Dakweema” (Distinguished felicitation for the dedication shown towards the secured forward march of mother Sri Lanka)
This function is scheduled to begin with singing the National Anthem.The President, the Prime Minister and the distinguished invitees would then offer floral tributes at the Ranaviru Monument. Thereafter the President is due to address the nation.
The Commanders of the three forces, the IGP, security services heads and families of war heroes who laid down their lives for the Motherland are scheduled to participate in the event. (Ariyarathne Ranabahu)