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National War Heroes’ Day tomorrow

The National War Heroes’ Day will be commemorated at the Battaramulla National War Heroes’ Monument (Jathika Ranaviru Smarakaya) on Tuesday, May 19.

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, headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

This year’s National War Heroes’ Day commemoration ceremony is organized by the Rana Viru Seva Authority (RVSA) adhering to health guidelines will begin at 4.00 p.m.President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and other invitees will be present.

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. The President, Prime Minister, Governor, Secretaries, Tri-Service Commanders, Inspector General of Police and next of kin of all fallen ones to offer floral tributes to the Monument, seconds after aerial drop of flowers of the Air Force gets underway.

At dusk, the sounding of the Last Post and Reveille in conformity with military traditions would culminate the formal ceremony, a feature that takes prominence in all tri service-related commemorative ceremonies.

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