War victory celebrations from May 19

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The second anniversary of the war victory will be celebrated on May 27 at the Galle Face Green under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Media Centre for National Security announced today.

MCNS Director General Laxman Hulugalle told a news conference that the period between May 19 to June 19 would be dedicated to the memory of war heroes who made supreme sacrifices for the country

The Defence Ministry and the military have jointly organized this grand event to remember and honour members of armed forces and the police who contributed to the war victory, Mr. Hulugalle said.

He told special flags would distributed in remembrance of the great heroes while President  Rajapaksa would be pinned with the first flag on May 19.
Meanwhile, a ceremony will be held at the war heroes’ memorial in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte on May 27 to pay floral tributes to fallen war heroes. (Menaka Mookandi)

  Comments - 22

  • Kathir Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:13 AM

    How about remembering the civilians killed in the final war regardless of who killed how many. Oh yeah i forgot it was zero casuality war.

    channa Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:25 AM

    Should be a National Holiday.....

    nagulendran Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:05 AM

    Just stop spreading lies..... Thanks SL forces for free Our people from the LTTE killers....

    nagulendran Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:05 AM

    100% correct...Thanks SL army for free us from LTTE...

    Rasheed Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:07 AM

    You are getting the figures from the LTTe diaspora?...We all know they are bunch of liars.....

    Rasheed Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:08 AM

    Where ? You mean Prabakarans & his killer gang?

    chandima Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:13 AM

    oh.... Raju Raju.
    dont you want the freedom

    Ezhilini Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:48 AM

    SF in Prison. I hate the celebrations on that day. people in north mourn for their relatives.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 16 May 2011 04:36 PM

    How about the real war hero languishing in a jail. No flags, no felicitations and no freedom for him?

    Ezhilini Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:49 AM

    Rasheed.. you are a real Sri Lankan.

    raju Monday, 16 May 2011 05:00 PM

    Victory celebaration for killing of several thousnd innocent tamil civilians in may 2009.

    KABAB Monday, 16 May 2011 05:42 PM

    Expenses to incur for this event could be utilized for a worthy cause. God bless Sri Lanka.

    xai Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:54 AM

    why?? for the massacre of your own brothers and sisters?

    Nishantha Rajapakse Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:18 PM

    No General = No Celebration. Simple.

    Black Mamba Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:37 AM

    Soon it will be a National Holiday!!!!

    ila Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:46 AM

    if the UN's accusation is true, then this celebration is for victory of war crimals.

    Paul Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:55 AM

    Our President very recently asked the people to forget the bitter past and not trigger hatred.But what are we actually doing? What are we celebrating? THE COIN HAS TWO SIDES.

    King Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:15 AM

    Eat cake if no bread!

    kriss Tuesday, 17 May 2011 05:08 AM

    This is a real indication of triumphalism. Such celebrations are politically motivated and will never benefit the reconciliation process of SL.

    G-Abhaya Tuesday, 17 May 2011 05:11 AM

    actually the 2nd death anniversary of real war criminals...

    J Tuesday, 17 May 2011 05:20 AM

    War is over, forget it and think about next..


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