Nation celebrate INDEPENDENCE
Over 4,200 Security Forces personnel from the Tri
Services, Police and Civil Security Force will display their
military might as all arrangements have been finalised to celebrate
the 61st Independence Day in a dignified and colourful manner under
the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Galle Face Green
today at 8 am, organizers said yesterday.
Co-Chairs call LTTE:
Lay down arms
The Tokyo Co-Chairs (Norway, Japan, US and the EU)
yesterday admitted to their failure to persuade the LTTE to allow
civilians freedom of movement.
Be united as a single Nation - President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa called upon all
people to be united as a single Nation in an individual country,
showing tolerance, trust and understanding that have been the
foundation of the Nation throughout its glorious history.