All war heroes who laid down their lives were commemorated.
‘Commemoration and Remembrance Day Service’ in memory of all servicemen who have laid down their lives was held today under the patronage of Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne at the War Memorial in Vihara Maha Devi park. It was organized by the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association. Chiefs of staff of defence forces, retired Commanders of the Security Forces, disabled war heroes and the relatives of those who laid down their lives were amongst those who participated in the occasion. A two minute silence was observed in memory of all war heroes who laid down their lives on behalf of the country and in the world war. All including the Prime Minister and the Commanders of the Security Forces placed wreaths of poppy flowers in memory of the heroes who laid down their lives.