Motherland is at all times safeguarded due to the excellence &
commitment of brave war heroes - President
[May 20 2019]
President Maithripala Sirisena says the Motherland is
at all times safeguarded due to the excellence, commitment and sacrifice
of the brave war heroes.
The President further said that as the Commander in
Chief he strongly believeed that our brave war heroes have the ability
to establish sustainable peace in the country totally eradicating the
present terrorism challenge faced by the country. He made these remarks
addressing the 10th Anniversary celebration of the 'Ranaviru Uththama
Pranama' , today (19).
This commemoration ceremony was held in a graceful
manner in front of the National War Memorial near the Parliament
complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, remembering deceased, disappeared and
disabled war heroes to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity
of the motherland.
Addressing the gathering, President Sirisena further
said that on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the victory against
a 30 year long brutal terrorism, we have to face a totally different
international terrorism in an unexpected manner.
'All including the Tri-forces, Intelligence Service
and experts in all the security sectors of the country have a new
responsibility', the President said that adding all of them have the
ability to overcome that challenge also with the experiences of a 30
year long war.
The President extended his gratitude for the deceased
and disabled war heroes during the war against the brutal terrorism and
also extended his thankfulness for their parents, spouses and family
Also, the President commended the great service
rendered by the war heroes, who are currently in service, towards the
Meanwhile, the President took this opportunity to
extend his condolences while remembering the victims of April 21 attack.
The Maha Sangha, other religious leaders, Prime
Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe, the Speaker Karu Jayasuriys, the
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, the State Minister of Defence Ruwan
Wijewardena, Ministers and MPs, Defence Secretary General Shantha
Kottegoda , Commanders of the Tri-forces, Heads of security divisions,
the Chairman of the National Ranaviru Seva Authority Jammika Liyanage
and others participated on this occasion.