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National War Heroes Day on grand scale

Monday, 23 May 2011 - 10:52 AM SL Time
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The National War Heroes Day Celebration - 2011 is to be held on a grand scale with 8,700 Security Forces and police personnel joining the victory parade at the Galle Face green on May 27. The main War Heroes commemoration ceremony is to be conducted near the war heroes cenotaph at the Parliamentary Grounds. Both events are to be held under President Mahinda Rajapaksa s patronage.

The Prime Minister, the Speaker, ministers, governors, Defence Ministry Secretary dignitaries, war heroes and their families and the public will participate.

Military spokesman Major General Ubaya Medawela said that the victory parade would include air and naval shows conducted by the Sri Lanka Air Force and the Navy.

A 21 gun salute to the nation and another 21 gun salute to the President too would be accorded.

The inaugural War Heroes Commemoration Flag was issued to President Rajapaksa by the Ranaviru Seva Authority at Temple Trees last Thursday.

A gamut of activities have been organized in remembrance of war heroes who sacrificed their lives and limbs to safeguard the territorial integrity of the motherland, Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) director general Lakshman Hulugalle said at a press briefing.

The Ranaviru Commemoration Day is celebrated on May 19 each year. This will be the second consecutive time that the war heroes are remembered after the successful completion of the Humanitarian operation, on this day Hulugalle added.

According to Ranaviru Seva Authority, ceremonies to commemorate war heroes was held on May 20 near the cenotaph in Mailapitiya, May 21 at the War Heroes Memorial in Mullaithivu, and at the District Secretariat in Eastern Province, and near the cenotaph in Badulla. Similar events also are planned on May 24 at the War Heroes Memorial in Anuradhapura, May 25 at the cenotaph in Krunegala and at the War Heroes Memorial in Ratnapura and on May 26 at the War Heroes Memorial in Galle.

A number of programmes which would benefit Ranaviru families too are to be launched. Educational scholarships are to be provided to deserving children of war heroes.

Major General Medewela said the Mihindu Seth Medura in Attidiya dedicated to disabled war heroes welfare too is to be opened during this period. Several of activities too have been planned in the Northern and Eastern provinces.

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LK Information  23 May 2011 06:00:54 GMT  Report for Abuse  
We all have to be happy today of eliminating 'Terrorism' in our 'Mother Land', after 32 years, but the ceremoney is like a wedding with out the 'Bridegroome', because the General who commanded the whole battle against LTTE is in a 'Jail' and , Lieutenants commanded LTTE terrorists, on the 'Red Carpet'. This is Srilankan style.

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LK Information  23 May 2011 09:41:37 GMT  Report for Abuse  
These 'WAR HEROS' deserve a very big 'THANK YOU' for saving the country from brutal terrorists who nearly cut SRI LANKA into two countries !
The President Mahinda Rajapaksa took a very bold decision to wage war against tiger terrorists.
He deserves the hommage of the whole country for this noble act whereas other Presidents heeded the 'orders of foreign powers'.
Let us not forget the war heros who sacrified their lives or their body parts in the name of NOBLE SRI LANKA!
Mother Sri Lanka and her grateful children salute you all....
If MR was not elected as the President by war weary Sri Lankans, Sri Lanka would have had only a very limited space to fly the proud LION FLAG !!
Thank you Mahinda Mama...

Edited By - aruma - 23 May 2011 09:47:34 GMT
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If MR was not elected as the President by war weary Sri Lankans

Thank you Somee..In 2005, if not your bold decision to support MR ........)
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LK Information  23 May 2011 19:52:45 GMT  Report for Abuse  

After all every successive political leader increased the defence budget
No pressure stopped operation Balwegayas, Jayasikurus
It is the fact that the tigers won ground battles and eliminated political and military leaders
This time the forces prevented that

Selling our assets to India to get their support may be a stroke of genious
So was killing Rajiv Gandi, 9/11, 7/7, Bombay Attack and the Global war on terror
Even the cease-fire and the tiger split

For instance JR's army did well, until India got in the way
Generak Kobekaduwa and Wimalaratne great, sadly eliminated by tigers

Premadasa started well, but was eliminated, so was Ranjan Wijeratne and Clancey Fernando
Jaffna regained, Elephant pass resisted, Kilinochi lost

Gamini Dissanayake and Athulathmudali eliminated
Pukaras, Avros eliminated
Weapons gone, Drovas sunk

Chandrika started well, nearly killed and lost one eye
Kilinochi captured for a day, Ratwatte, Daluwatte could not maintain
What was gained in 3 years, lost in 3 weeks
Poonyaran, Elephant pass gone, Jafnna resisted

Ranil was not interested, but splits the tigers
Fonseka refuses to decamp Jaffna
This time the Forces PREVENTED the ELIMINATION !


No Pension !


The Indians have now told MR what to do, he has'nt been able to say no ! Even after giving them oil !!

Edited By - nativerights - 23 May 2011 20:03:02 GMT
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