Jathika Ranaviru Commemoration Flag Day (May 7)
Minister Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Governors,
Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Navy Commander Wasantha
Karannagoda,Airforce Commander Roshan Gunathilake,IGP Victor Perera
are also present (Pix by: Sudath Silva)
The first Flag of the National Heroes Flag Day was
pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday(May 07) morning
at Temple Trees during a ceremony inaugurating a month dedicated to the
The first flag was pinned on the President by Deepika
Rasangika Jayasundare, daughter of war hero S.P. Gamini Jajasundare who
had laid down his life for the country.
Speaking on this memorable occasion President
Rajapaksa stated "we should always remember our war heroes who have laid
down their lives to preserve the Sovereignty and National integrity of
The President said that the children of war heroes
must be looked after and that providing for their welfare should be
considered a duty.
"Our soldiers have not only fought, but engaged
themselves in many humanitarian and social activities, not only helped
in construction of roads and bridges but also helped the people in the
newly liberated areas in the East to breathe freely."
Present at the ceremony were Prime Minister Ratnasiri
Wickramanayake, Secretary Ministry of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,
several ministers, Commanders of the Forces, Senior Officers of the
Security Forces, and Governors of Provincial Councils.
Ms.S.P.Dilki Rasangika Jayasudara daughter
of late. War Hero S.P.Gamini Jayasundara pining first Ranaviruseva
Flag to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at temple Trees on
7th.Ranaviru Month start on 7th of May -2008. (Pix by: Sudath
Acting Chairman of Ranaviru Authority
Maj.Gen.W.P.P Fernando wearing Ranaviruhandband to the Prime
Minister Rathnasiri Wickremenayake. (Pix by: Sudath Silva)
Courtesy: Government Information Department