Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

04th February 2016 21:31:31 Hours

Final Touches Get Underway for Independence Day Parade

Final preparations and rehearsals in connection with the conduct of the military parade in the 68th National Independence Day (February 4) got underway for the second consecutive day Tuesday (2) morning at Galle Face Green.

Mr Vajira Abeywardene, Minister of Home Affairs, Air Chief Marshal K A Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, Commander of the Air Force, Major General E.M.M Ambanpola, Deputy Chief of Staff, Major General Nandana Udawatte, Adjutant General, Major General Mahesh Senanayake, Parade Commander and a host of senior officers of the tri-services, Police and the Civil Security Department were busy this morning (2), giving final touches for the smooth conduct of the parade.

Representing all the Regiments, including 90 disable War Heroes, a total of 4365 Army personnel (223 officers and 4142 other rankers) take part in the parade and other related duties.