Tribute to true patriot:
House for war heroís parents
Defence Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit President Ioma Rajapaksa
participates at the handing over of the house.
A father who can bequeath a son with ability and strength to bring
the autumn of peace for a country facing danger at the hands of an enemy
is a pride to the nation. Noble fathers remain unshaken even if such
gallant stars which enlightened their lives departed at the hands of
enemy forces. They will proudly commemorate the strength of such sons
who helped to re-establish a proud nation.
Then : Wijesiriís fatherís previous house
War Hero Lance Corporal S.S. Wijesiriís father is also such a noble
father. Wijesiri who fought to defend the Motherland bade good bye to
life some time ago. the Defence Ministry who always came forward to
cater to the welfare of War Heroís families organized a Ranaviru Upahara
ceremony to pay tribute to them.
Wijesiriís father who also participated in this ceremony with other
parents caught the eye of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Wijesiri always dreamt of providing a decent shelter for his parents who
were wallowing in poverty without a proper home. But the cruel war had
dashed Wijesiriís hopes and dreams. When he was killed his parents
didnot have a proper house to keep his remains for the funeral rites.
With Wijesiriís death his father had to continue living in a makeshift
Now : The newly built house
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was moved on hearing the sad
story of Wijesiriís father. He briefed authorities about the matter and
soon a house was built on a land belonging to Wijesiriís father.
This house was officially handed over to Wijesiriís parents recently
as a tribute to War Hero Wijesiri who sacrificed his life to defend the
unity and territorial integrity of the Motherland.