The Eighth Ranaviru Upahara ceremony organized by the Nalanda College Junior Old Boys Association was held recently with the participation of Defence Secretary Godabhaya Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest. Guests of Honours were Chief of Defence Staff Sarath N. Fonseka, Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke and IGP Jayantha Wickremaratne.
Hemantha Prematilleke made the welcome speech and Sugath Nagahawela delivered the Vote of Thanks.
Ninety Two Army Personnel including Milinda Peiris, D.M.D. Alwis. S.Sooriyabandara, 53 personnel from the Navy including Commanders N.G.B. Tennakoon, G.J.D. Amarasinghe, S.A.S. Abeysinghe and K.K.J de Silva, 50 personnel from the Air Force including Air Vice Marshals E.G. I. de Silva and E.P.D. Liyanage and fifty nine Police personnel including DIGs Asoka Wijetilleka, D.S.R. Wanaguru, Sisira Mendis, T.N. Wijegunawardena participated. They received the Ranaviru Medal from the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the OBA meeting.