The first “Poppy” flower of the Poppy month has been presented to President Rajapaksa.
The “Poppy Day” is commemorated on the 11th of November remembering all war heroes who sacrificed their lives while in service from World War One. Proceeds from the Poppy flower campaign are being utilized for the welfare of retired and disabled soldiers. President of the Ex-Servicemen’s Association Capt. Patrick Jayasinghe pinned onto the President the first Poppy flower, launching the Poppy month.