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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:36:54 PM Independence celebrations at Wanni: 58 Div declares open a 'peace park' for civilians in Pooneryn

Independence celebrations at Wanni: 58 Div declares open a 'peace park' for civilians in Pooneryn

The 58 Division troops celebrated the 61st Independence Day, during a charm event organized in the recently liberated Pooneryn Town, in Kilinochchi today (Feb 4). The event was organized simultaneously with the official Independence Day ceremony at Colombo. Brigadier Shavendra Silva, the 58 Division Commander hoisted the national flag at the event followed by a guard of honor and an inspection parade. The valiant troops who sacrificed their lives and limbs for the freedom of their brethren were also commemorated with a minute's silence of respect honored. A few officers and soldiers of the 58 Division were also present at the event.

During the main speech delivered the 58 Div commander emphasized the need for conscious and concentrated efforts to free the civilians held by LTTE also underscoring the necessity to improve the living status and welfare of the displaced people in the Wanni and North.

Subsequent to the main event, the 58 Division troops declared open a 'Peace Park' for the civilians now settling in Pooneryn. "On behalf of the peace loving people of Pooneryn, to mark the event of rescuing innocent civilians in Pooneryn from the clutches of LTTE", the cornerstone read.

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