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Commemoration of the Decade of Peace

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By ITN News Editor May 17, 2019 19:16

Commemoration of the Decade of Peace

Many commemorative programs are being organized from the 19th to the 22nd of this month parallel to the Ranaviru commemoration.
Commander of the Army Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake said that the National War Heroes’ Day May 19th commemoration ceremony, organized by the Rana Viru Seva Authority would take place at Battaramulla War Hero Monument on Sunday at 3.30 pm , headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and attended by relatives of fallen and missing tri-service and Police War Heroes. He pointed out that on the same day, all island-wide religious places, state and private agencies, houses, tri-service camps and Police stations will simultaneously light a ‘Lamp of Peace’ sharp at 7.00 p.m. at all respective places in memory of brave fallen Tri-service, Police and Civil Security Department War Heroes. Arrangements have also been made to issue a new coin that portrays the Vellamullivaikkal War Heroes’ monument where the war for peace was brought to conclusion.

The Army Chief added that first day cover plus a commemorative stamp that displays the same Vellamullivaikkal War Hero monument is also to be issued at the BMICH on the 22nd of this month to coincide with the milestone ‘Dasawarshabhishekaya’.
All is set to pay the Nation’s tribute to the memory of patriotic fallen War Heroes in the series of ‘Dasawarshabhishekaya’ ceremonies. The presentation of the ‘Parama Weera Vibushanaya’, the Launch of the ‘Uththamachara’ book and the awarding of the ‘Vishishta Seva Vibushanaya’ medal will take place under the patronage of President Mairhtipala Sirisena.
Island-wide ‘Peace Walks’ in all major cities have been planned with the participation of Commanders of the Security Forces Headquarters.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 17, 2019 19:16