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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:58:48 PM "Uttama Pooja" - medal awarding ceremony - Puttalama

"Uttama Pooja" - medal awarding ceremony - Puttalama

The brave men and Women of Army Navy Air Force and Police who sacrificed their noble lives to save the motherland from the ruthless terrorism in the past 30 years were commemorated and honoured their beloved parents and wives by awarding "Uttama Pooja" medal.

The ceremony was held in Puttlam on Saturday (18 Dec 2010), Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated as the chief guest to honour the next of kin of brave men and women.

The Secretary addressing the gathering stated that, the "Uttama Pooja" medal was the first time in the history to introduce not only in Sri Lanka but also in the entire world to honour and decorate next of kin of fallen war heroes. In early occasions medals were awarded for heroisms and also as service appreciations he further asserted. He also reminded that during the humanitarian operations family members of those fallen war heroes acted with much dedication and those praiseworthy efforts allowed them to do the best at their duties.

His Excellency the president Mahinda Rajapaksa has given his approval by issuing a special gazette which includes the style and designation, description, ribbon, eligibility, awarding of the medal, forfeiture and restoration of the medal.

Ministry of Defence together with Ranaviru sava Authority organized the felicitation ceremony.

Chairperson of Ranaviru Seva Authority Mrs. Padma Waththawa, Additional Secretary RMS Ratnayaka, Maj. Gen (Rtd) Palitha Fanando and Maj. Gen Lalith Daulagala were also present.

     
     

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