The great sons and daughters of the motherland who dedicated their noble services on behalf of the humanitarian operations which helped to achieve the amazing victory are honoured.
The humanitarian operations which brought to an end in three years the three-decade terrorism which plagued the entire country amazed the Universe. The terrorists assumed by the world to be indomitable faced utter defeat in the humanitarian operation. The masses who faced severe hardships due to this menace since then, started breathing a sigh of relief. Children who were dedicated to the gun and the cyanide capsule saw their future.
The rays of freedom began to fall on the motherland where the fear psychosis was eliminated. It is the honourable award which is being presented to the war heroes who made a fervent dedication to bring freedom to the country. It is President Rajapaksa who injected life to all these activities. Members of the Armed Forces, the Sri Lanka Police and the Civil Defence Force are being feted with the North-East Humanitarian Operation medals for their noble contributions from the land, the air and the sea to this vital operation.
The President, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge. Defence Secretay Gothabaya Rajapaksa, Chiefs of the Armed Forces and the Police Chief presented medals to the gallant soldiers..