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Ranarivu Monument in Kokavil unveiled

Feb 22, 2011 10:58:14 AM - itnnews.lk

A Ranaviru Monument in remembrance of war heroes killed in action has been unveiled at Kokavil.

55 war heroes including Captain U.S. Aladeniya sacrificed their lives in the Kokavil area on behalf of the motherland on 11th July, 1990.  Major General Aruna Jayatilake, head of the Sri Lanka Regiment and Commander of the Army Volunteer Force unveiled the monument put in remembrance of these war heroes.  Relatives of the war heroes who made supreme sacrifices were also present on the occasion. The Parama Veera Vibushana Award, the first to be awarded by the Army was posthumously given to U.S. Aladeniya. Medals were also awarded on behalf of the other wr heroes who sacrificed their lives.