Monday, January 5, 2009

Whole nation poised to honor armed forces and fallen heroes

57 Division G.O.C., Major Gen. Jagath Dias, Dy. G.O.C., Col. Aruna Wanniarachchi and 572 Brigade Commander, Lt. Col. Dhammika Jayasundera hoist the Lion Flag and the regimental flags in the heart of Kilinochchi town, after it was recaptured on January 2. 571 Brigade Commander, Lt. Col. Harendra Ranasinghe and 574 Brigade Commander, Lt. Col. Senaka Wjesuriya were also present. - Pic: Rukmal Gamage
Hundreds of thousands of office and factory workers and all students in administration and confidential schools will rejoice the victory of the Sri Lankan safety forces by the capture of Kilinochchi, the head office of the LTTE terrorists, today (Jan 5).
In a televised transmit to the nation Public Administration Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said,"The victory of the Sri Lankan forces is a sole one in the records of the history of the state and all workers will rejoice the victory by participating in nationwide flag hoisting ceremonies, by live the national anthem and observing two minutes quiet for the fallen heroes."
He said the beat of the release Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at Kilinochchi is an occasion fit to be famous by all racial groups of the country since it was an significant step to assurance the agreement of the country.
He said the brave soldiers of the three transport arms forces and the police and the management provided to them by the Chiefs and the President should be remembered in these ceremonies. A older officer will talk to the others on the significance of the day.
Education Minister Susil Prem Jayanth said on a alike note all schools today should be inaugurated after the holiday to honor the brave military who served in the fronts. Some lost their lives or limbs, he said, in satisfying this dignified job.
He hypothetical these ceremonies should start at 8.30 a.m. today if possible with the contribution of a family associate of a war hero. The national flag should be hoisted, the national anthem should be sung and two notes silence should be observed for the fallen heroes, he said. He added the school principal at the meeting should make a language flattering the significance of the soldiers who captured Kilinochchi and other seats.

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