National Victory Parade at Galle Face tomorrow
The National celebration of victory over terrorism and the military
parade will be held at the Galle Face Green tomorrow.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of
all Forces will be the Chief Guest. Prime Minister Ratnasiri
Wickramanayaka, Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara, Chief Justice Sarath N
Silva, Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentarians, Defence Secretary,
Tri-Service Commanders, the IGP and the Chief of the Civil Defence will
The public who
would like to witness this national event should meet at the
Lake House roundabout by 6.30 am on June 3 to be taken by buses
to the venue.
The event is organized by the Public Administration and Home Affairs
On this occasion, the Tri-Service Commanders will officially convey
the conclusion of the North East war against terrorism to the
Commander-in-Chief President Rajapaksa by handing over a scroll that
contains the national message.
President Rajapaksa will address the nation on this occasion and the
event will be broadcast live on television and radio.
In the military parade all Brigade Commanders and personnel of the
three Armed Forces who were engaged in the war will participate.
Meanwhile, a drum symphony presented by the National Youth Services
Council will be a highlight at tomorrow’s National Victory Parade at
Galle Face green to mark the nation’s victory over terrorism, Wehelle
Piyathilake, Maharagama special correspondent said.
The Rana Bera Hewisi symphony will feature 1,600 up country, low
country, Sabaragamuwa and Tamil and Muslim drummers.
The drum symphony had been a tradition during the time of Sinhala
kings to honour gallant war heroes.