Functions were held throughout the country to celebrate the 63rd Independence Day.
An Independence Day celebration was held at the Deiyandara National School under the patronage of Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena. A cultural show was presented by the school children.
Foreign tourists also participated in the Independence Day celebrations held at the premises of the Koggala Beach Hotel. The programme consisted of a number of events.
A function was held in the Kalutara town under the patronage of Minister Kumara Welgama. Wheel chairs and school equipment were donated at the function.
An Ashirwada Pooja was held near the Bo tree in Punchi Borella. It was conducted by the Chief Incumbent of Pepiliyana Sunethra Devi Pirivena Ven. Medagoda Abeytissa thera.