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Defence Secretary meets relatives of fallen war heroes - Anuradhapura

Defence Secretary meets relatives of fallen war heroes - Anuradhapura

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Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapksa along with a team of senior defence officials yesterday (Mar 16) met with the families of war heroes who had made their ultimate sacrifices for the motherland. The meeting took place at the Sri Lanka Army Gajaba Regiment Camp, Saliyapura, in Anduradhapura last morning.

Defence Secretary Rajapaksa personally looked into grievances of the family members of the fallen soldiers during a cordial discussion he had with them. Also, he instructed the responsible defence officials to take immediate action to redress those grievances and to solve other problems surfaced during the discussion.

Speaking at the occasion, the Defence Secretary said that the names of those war heroes who laid down their lives at the battlefield would be remembered forever by the nation. He said that their names would go into the annals of the nation's history as those heroes who made similar sacrifices for the motherland in the past.

The officials of the MOD Seva Vanitha Unit who were also at the occasion interviewed the families and looked into their welfare problems.

The event was organized by the Ranviru Seva Authority on special instructions provided by the Defence Secretary Rajapksa. Following the event, the Defence Secretary visited the wounded war heroes at the Military Hospital Anuradhapura.

Chairperson of the MOD Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Ioma Rajapksa, Additional Secretary (Public Relation and Development) Willy Gamage, Additional Secretary (Technical) BKUA Wickramasinghe, acting Chairman of the Ranaviru Seva Authority and Military Liaisons Officer of the Defence Ministry Major General W.P.P. Frenendo and several other officials including armed forces officers participated for the occasion.


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