The School children, government officials and the general public who had gathered observed a two minute silence. Earlier a large number of students from Jaffna schools participated in a march past. Security forces and the Police participated in a parade. A cultural show was presented by the Jaffna youths.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne addressing the gathering said that the President has launched a programme that would ensure the happiness of those who survived the Tsunami. Minister Mahinda Amaraweea also addressed the function.