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23rd November 2021 16:38:57 Hours

50th Bangladesh Armed Forces Day Celebrated

Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Rtd), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugethenna, Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana were among distinguished guests at the 50th Bangladesh Armed Forces Day celebration held on Sunday (21) at Colombo Hotel Shangri-La at the invitation of the Bangladesh’s Armed Forces.

The Bangladesh Armed Forces on 21 November every year celebrate their Armed Forces day, and this year they marked the 50th Anniversary. High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka HE Tareq Md Ariful Islam hosted the reception to mark the anniversary event.

Colombo-based diplomats, Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit, officials at Bangladesh High Commission and invitees were associated with the day’s anniversary commemoration.

Bangladesh Armed Forces observe the day each year with great festivity, enthusiasm and renewed promise for safeguarding the independence and sovereignty of the beloved motherland.

During the Liberation War in 1971, on this day, the brave members of Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force along with the freedom fighters from all walks of life, organized under the joint operational command and launched an all-out attack on the occupation force. The decisive attacks from all fronts brought in a great tactical as well as a strategic advantage in the war theatre and ultimately resulted in the victory on 16 December 1971. Hence Bangladesh emerged as an independent and sovereign state in the world atlas.