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While commemorating the security forces who sacrificed their lives, all civilians who lost their lives from the day the war began should also be remembered during the war heroes day, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

He said this at the opening of the 'Build Sri Lanka 2013' exhibition in Colombo today.

“Today is an important day for Sri Lanka as the country is commemorating the end of the war and the emergence of peace. We will also remember the security forces personnel who sacrificed their lives the civilians who died during the armed conflict,” he said.

Minister Sajith Premadasa said the War Heroes Day is held to pay tribute to the security forces personnel who sacrificed their lives in the exercise of defeating terrorism. "This government will do its utmost for the war heroes and address all their needs,” Mr. Premadasa said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Ceylon Friday, 18 May 2018 06:58 PM

    Soldiers are working for military for salary.military pay for their work.military is to kill and die.whats the so call hero mean??.if they went to war without any benefits and went to die,it can call war hero.

    Aruna Friday, 18 May 2018 07:10 PM

    We know that you only mean Tamil Civilians.

    Dhammika Friday, 18 May 2018 07:27 PM

    Since NO achivements for almost 3 years in power , sounds like a POLITICIAN turned SPIRITUAL leader !

    Latabanda Friday, 18 May 2018 07:38 PM

    Those who died in Batalanda and other tyre piers too should have a remembrance day-

    Mithu Adhikari Friday, 18 May 2018 09:06 PM

    Batalanda civilians should be remembered too. My younger brother was taken from the university by your govt in 1984 for questioning and did not return home.

    RW Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:57 AM

    Also Richard Soysa the journalist

    Citizen Friday, 18 May 2018 09:38 PM

    Please go home! We have had enough of you.

    Gayan Friday, 18 May 2018 09:43 PM

    You are like walking dead Sir. No use for the country.

    Be Fair Friday, 18 May 2018 10:04 PM

    Well Civilians can be remembered, but certainly not the civilians who became Terrorists. That you need to spell out LOUD Mr. Prime Minister.

    Godaya Friday, 18 May 2018 10:36 PM

    Why only military and civilians? Even LTTEers are Sri Lankans. I totally condemn and despise what they did. But unless we recognize the fact that they are still Sri Lankans, we implicitly justify their Eelam.They should be remembered too how much misguided they are if we were to heal.

    LANKA Friday, 18 May 2018 10:46 PM

    SRI LANKANS DO NOT ONLY HAVE A STUPID PERSON CALLED RAJITHA (SHAME TO CALL HIM A MINISTER) BUT A DONKEY OF A PM. WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THE CIVILIAN CASUALTIES OF A WAR SPECIALLY TERRORISTS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS AND FAMILIES ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE REMEMBRANCE DAYS CELEBRATED! TWO USELESS SODS WHO DID NOT LIFT A FINGER FOR THE WAR EFFORT NOW TRYING TO LICK THE BACKSIDE OF FOREIGNERS WHO BROUGHT THEM TO POWER.

    Baron Baaron Friday, 18 May 2018 10:48 PM

    You have NO MORAL RIGHT to talk about "War Dead", as your previous govt. betrayed "Army Intelligence Unit" to the LTTE, and about 80 AIU members were decimated, including Lt. Col. Muthalib. In any other country, you would have been hanged for treason.

    sach Friday, 18 May 2018 10:56 PM

    yes celebrating civilians on Prabhakaran's day of death! And we are to believe it !

    sach Friday, 18 May 2018 10:56 PM

    Imagine if this man was in power when Eelam war 4 broke out! After all this government has stopped Ranaviru commemorations!

    Tamil Friday, 18 May 2018 11:38 PM

    See the difference between the gentle soul Ranil and the son of President Premadasa.

    Gamarala Saturday, 19 May 2018 05:19 AM

    You are right. Like the innocent civilians murdered by the Tamil Tiger terrorists for almost three decades!

    nadarajah Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:12 AM

    very true death is a death and is a sad episode for the family members of the civilians, soldiers ,,LTTE members etc etc and they have a right to remember them why are some so racist and calling it a victory ???

    raj Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:29 AM

    If I complete your statement, I would add the following:"while protecting those who committed war crimes we commemorate civilians and forced who died in the war"

    AN accountant Saturday, 19 May 2018 08:14 AM

    Shame, it took nin years to realize

    Ceylon Saturday, 19 May 2018 12:30 PM

    Dont forget who started separatist war ???.its the governments started it without giving equall rights for all citizens.


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