President Rajapaksa has emphasized that he is not prepared to sell the victory achieved through the dedication of the entire nation. He laid this emphasis joining in the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the Air Force.
The President emphatically stated that they will not sell the victories they gained from the humanitarian operations. The people will never forget what the armed forces did during the operations. The President said the Sri Lanka Air Force achieved victory while inflicting minimal human casualties during the final battles against the LTTE and that the nation owed its gratitude towards the victorious forces.
The Anniversary celebrations kicked off at the Ratmalana Air Force base this morning. On arrival, the President was greeted by the new Air Force Commander Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema.
The President received the Air Force Guard of Honour and aircraft pageants
Many Parliamentarians, Heads of the Armed Forces and the IGP, Foreign Diplomats and a large gathering were present on the occasion.