15th May 2019 15:20:56 Hours
Troops serving the 11 Division Headquarters in Kandy under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen) on Tuesday (14) had a separate National War Heroes day (Ranaviru Day) commemoration ceremony at Kandy, Mailapitiya war monument.
Laying of floral wreaths by all attendees at the foot of the War Hero memorial was the highlight on the day. Spouses, children, relatives and friends of fallen War Heroes lined up and revered the memory of fallen War Heroes at the time their sacrifices are remembered after a decade.
The ceremony began after observing one-minute silence in memory of fallen and missing War Heroes. It followed the floral wreath-laying and lighting of oil lamps.
Hon. Maithri Gunaratne, Governor for Central Province as the Chief Guest, together with Major General Laksiri Waduge, Commander Security Forces (Central), Brigadier H. M. S. Herath, Project Officer 11 Division, Colonel W. B. W. M Aluwihare, Commander 111 Brigade, senior officers from the Navy, Police officers, Members of the Civil Security Department, relatives of War Heroes and a gathering of grateful civilians, school children took part in the Ranaviru commemoration.