The Government has requested the public to display the National Flag from February 01 to 07 at all Residences, shops, government and private offices and vehicles in view of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations.
The State Ministry of National Security, Home affairs and Disaster Management has instructed all Heads of Government Institutions to light up all government buildings on February 03 and 04 to celebrate this special occasion.
The 73rd Independence Day celebrations will be held under the theme “An Affluent Tomorrow Prosperous Motherland" at Independence Square, Colombo.
“The program will be conducted by Chamal Rajapaksa, State Minister of National Security, Home affairs and Disaster Management on the guidance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa,” a statement issued by the Information Department said.
Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:35 PM
It's amazing how shamelessly we are asked to display the national flag as part of the charade we have gone through since 1948 on the 4th of February . An annual Tamasha and the same script that is re read is all the people have got. I bet you my last penny the pandemic management will be featured at this year's independence speech despite it being an utter failure
Sokrates Saturday, 30 January 2021 03:29 PM
What to celebrate? The British has been better rulers than this military and ruthless dictatorship.
BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 30 January 2021 04:25 PM
The Country gradually deteriorated from day one of obtaining independence
Lumbini Saturday, 30 January 2021 04:33 PM
Displaying national flags is up to the public. No need to request it from the government. Patriotism cannot be brought by requests.
Premalal Perera Saturday, 30 January 2021 04:46 PM
Politicians and their cronies will, and should celebrate the 73rd independence, because it has be so good for them. However, the rest of us? If you ask 100 people between 16 years to 50 years of all walks of life, other than the obviously privileged, how many would say that they wish to get out of this country?
vithura Saturday, 30 January 2021 10:42 PM
What kind of independence is this, if people are forced to follow the govt diktat to fly a flag?
Ranaweera Sunday, 31 January 2021 10:56 AM
Sometimes you need to remind people which country you are living. Some people live here but they think they are from UK and belong to the Knight families. Government requests people to feel something about the flag. Nothing else. If those cronies want they are free to display their dream country flag on respective national days .
Gayan Sunday, 31 January 2021 11:08 AM
This is a standard request. Ealamists jumping the gun is hilarious.
Gamunu de Silvs Sunday, 31 January 2021 12:37 PM
Why can't the Govt distribute national flags do that we can fly same. Buying food is more important rather than buying flags with the meagre salary for poor.
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