The ‘National War Heroes Commemoration’ was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the War Heroes Memorial near the Parliament Complex in Battaramulla this afternoon (19) in a simple, yet dignified manner.
It was the 12th Anniversary of the war victory achieved by the war heroes who defeated the LTTE terrorism which lasted for three decades in the country. A total of 28,619 war heroes from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Police and the Civil Defence Force sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the Motherland. More than 27,000 war heroes were disabled. The commemoration was held to pay the nation’s tribute to these war heroes, adhering to health guidelines.