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Remembering those who paid with their lives…

Published on: 5:36pm on Sunday 10th November 2019
Remembering those who paid with their lives…
The Sri Lanka Ex- Servicemen's Association (SLESA) honoured all fallen War Heroes, including those of the World Wars during a fitting ceremony that commemorated Remembrance Day, more popularly known as Poppy Day, at the Vihara Maha Devi Park cenotaph this morning (10th November 2019). Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) Shantha Kottegoda graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, along with the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and members of tri-services attended for the ceremony.

The War Memorial in Colombo was initially erected at the Galle Face but the cenotaph was later dismantled and reassembled at its present location during the Second World War. The Cenotaph contains the names of those killed during First World War, while the Memorial Wall behind it maintains the names of those killed in the Second World War.


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