Sri Lanka Army

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13th December 2015 14:04:02 Hours

Armour War Heroes' Memorial Park Opened

Coinciding with the Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary) celebrations of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), the ‘Armour War Heroes' Memorial Park’ was declared open, paying tribute to fallen SLAC War Heroes on Saturday (12) evening at Kalattewa Army camp premises. 

General Rohan Daluwatte, Chancellor, Kotelawala Defence University, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest where he was received by Major General Milinda Peiris, Colonel Commandant, SLAC.

Afterwards, General Rohan Daluwatte unveiled the plaque, symbolizing the opening of the war memorial.

General Rohan Daluwatte, Major General Jagath Dias, Chief of Staff and several senior officers, placed floral wreaths and paid their tribute to those fallen martyrs as next of kin and children of the departed afterwards followed suit in memory of their beloved ones. Other SLAC Senior Officers, officers and others followed the respect in succession.

Sounding of the Last Post in keeping with military traditions and accord of formal respect, signalled the end of the brief memorial service.

The construction of this War Memorial Park began in July at the Kalettewa Army Camp premises under the directions of Major General Milinda Peiris, Colonel Commandant, SLAC in memory of 443 fallen SLAC War Heroes.