The 24th death anniversary of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, one of the finest war veterans ever produced by the Sri Lanka Army in contemporary time is held on Monday (8th August). Several commemorative programmes, organized by Mrs Laly Kobbekaduwa, the spouse of late legendary War Hero and his Regiment Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) are scheduled to take place at Anuradhapura and elsewhere throughout the day.
Late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, together with Major General Wijaya Wimalarathne, Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha, Lieutenant Colonel H.R Stephen, Lieutenant Colonel G.H. Ariyarathne, Lieutenant Colonel Y N Palipana, Commander Asanga Lankathilaka, Lieutenant Colonel Nalin de Alwis, Lieutenant Commander C.B. Wijepura and the soldier, Private W.J Wickremasinghe fell victim to an LTTE land mine at Araly Point, Kayts, Jaffna on 8th August 1992.