The month of May 2018 has been declared as the National War Heroes Commemoration Month and the first Ranaviru flag was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (2nd May).
The government has declared this annual War Heroes Commemoration Month to pay gratitude to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives and limbs during the humanitarian operation to end three decades long terrorism in the country.
Chairman of Ranaviru Seva Authority, Mrs. Anoma Fonseka pinned this flag on the President.
The Governors of the Provinces handed over last year’s income earned by selling of the flags, to the President on this occasion. The President handed over the new flags for this year to the governors.
Later, the President declared the Month of War Heroes, effective from today until 2nd of June.
The tri lingual book on three-year progress of Defence Ministry was handed over to the President by Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Governors of all provinces of the country, Tri forces commanders and senior members of Defense Staff were also present on this occasion.