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Statue of Gen.Anuruddha Ratwatte unveiled in Kandy

The President unveiled a statue of the late General Anuruddha Ratwatte in the Kandy city centre

A statue of General Anuruddha Ratwatte who served the country as a politician and an army officer was inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday morning.

Anuruddha Ratwatte born on 14th July 1938 received his education at Trinity College, Kandy. In 1960 he entered active politics as the main organizer of Senkadagala. He entered Parliament in 1989. He was appointed as Minister of Power and Energy and Deputy Minister of Defence in 1994.

Anyryddha Ratwatte rendered much service to the country as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Army Voluntary Force. The Jaffna peninsula was released from the LTTE terrorists through the Riviresa operation under his guidance when he was the Deputy Defence Minister. He was promoted to the rank of General in 1995. He served the motherland in several fields and bid farewell to the nation in 2011 November.

President Rajapaksa also inaugurated the new sports complex at the Bogambara stadium in Kandy.

The sports complex with modern exercise equipment is built at a cost of 35 million rupees. The Sports Ministry has constructed the center according to the Mahinda Chintana vision under the theme 'a healthy life through sports'.

Governor of the Central Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Parliamentarians Lohan Ratwatta, Dilum Amunugama, Eric Weerawardena, Kandy Mayor Mahendra Ratwatta were amongst those who participated in the occasion.

Courtesy : Department of Government Information

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