SL President Pays Glowing Tribute to All War Heroes in Special Message
The National War Heroes’ Day will be commemorated at the Battaramulla National War Heroes’ Monument on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Eleven years have passed since sacrifices made by heroic Tri service, Police and Civil Security Department War Heroes as well as all Sri Lankans brought about durable peace to our Motherland after dousing the flames of ferocious terrorism.
The Nation’s tribute will be given in memory of all fallen patriotic War Heroes of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Civil Security Department (CSD) at the 11th National War Heroes’ Day ceremony.
This year’s War Heroes’ Day commemoration ceremony, organized by the Rana Viru Seva Authority (RVSA) adhering to health guidelines begins at 4.00 p.m. after the arrival of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest at the national event, preceded by Hon Prime Minister and other distinguished invitees in succession.
A total of 28,619 from the Army (23,962), Navy (1160), Air Force (443), together with 2,598 Policemen and 456 Civil Security Department personnel, who had made the supreme sacrifice in the fight against LTTE terrorism before May 2009 will be remembered by all for their gallantry, invaluable and selfless dedication during this national ceremony.
At this historic milestone, His Excellency, the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued folowing message of commemoration over the completion of 11 years of that proud victory.