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Elaborate arrangements for War Heroes’ Day

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By Sandun A. Jayasekera 

Elaborate arrangements have been made to pay tribute to  fallen war heroes of the army, navy, air force, police and Civil  Security Department (CSD) on the 11th National War Heroes’ Day that  falls today.

A dignified ceremony is to be held this noon at the  National War Heroes’ Memorial or ‘Ranaviru Smarakaya’ under the aegis of  the President, Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces,  Western Province Governor, Admiral of the Fleet, President’s Secretary,  Defence Secretary, Chief of Defence Staff, Army Commander, Navy and Air  Force Commanders, Inspector General of Police, Chairman of Ranaviru Seva  Authority and a host of close relatives of fallen war heroes.   


This year’s ceremony, organised by the Ranaviru Seva  Authority (RVSA), will commence at 04:00 pm. A total of 28,619 brave  officers – 23,962 from the army, 1,160 from the navy, 443 from the air  force, 2,598 from the police and 456 from the CSD – who made the supreme  sacrifice in the fight against LTTE terrorism before May 2009, will be  respectfully remembered for their gallantry and selfless dedication.   

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