National ceremony for war heroes at Magul Maduwa
A national ceremony to mark the reunification of the country and
honour and invoke blessings on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and war
heroes including security forces, Police and Civil Defence Chiefs for
liberating the country and nation from terrorism will be held at the
historic Magul Maduwa of the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy on May 23.
It is organised by the Sri Dalada Maligawa headed by the Mahanayake
Theras of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters said the Government
Information Development in a press release.
President Rajapaksa will preside over the ceremony which will be
attended by the Malwatte and Asgiriya Prelates, Diyawadana Nilame
Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,
Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Donald Perera, Army Commander
General Sarath Fonseka, Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Air
Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunatilleke, IGP Jayantha
Wickremaratne and Civil Defence Force Director General Rear Admiral
Concurrently state procession will be held in Kandy at 1 p.m. The
release said the proceedings will be telecast live on Rupavahini and
other TV channels could obtain a simulcast from Rupavahini.