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Afghanistan President Salutes Sri Lanka's Fallen War Heroes


Afghanistan President HE Hamid Karzai, currently in Sri Lanka on a state visit saluted the memory of fallen War Heroes in the country on Thursday (6) evening at Battaramulla War Hero Memorial.

Upon his reach at the Battaramulla memorial, the visiting President Hamid Karzai was warmly received by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, in the company of Hon S.B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Adjutant General, Army Headquarters and a host of other state officials and senior Army officers.   

The solemn and brief ceremony saw the Afghanistan President place a floral wreath at the foot of the Memorial and salute the memory of fallen War Heroes as the Last Post rent the air in keeping with military traditions. Lieutenant General Ratnayake ushered the visiting Afghanistan Head of State into the monument for wreath laying.   

HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier on Thursday (6) welcomed the visiting Afghanistan President and his delegation at the Presidential Secretariat where bilateral talks took place.