Former President R. Premadasa who sacrificed his life in the face of a human bomb of the brutal terrorists on Labour Day, was commemorated today.
Mr. Preamadasa was assassinated on May 1st 1993. Workers from parts of the country were converging on Colombo to commemorate May Day. Former President Premadasa was giving leadership to the United National Party. He was leading the procession along Armour Street. It was a period when terrorism had spread as a cancer and was taking away innocent lives. Mr. Premadasa was also killed in a suicide attack while he was participating in the procession. His 18th Death Anniversary is being commemorated in an environment in which peace has been established in the country with the total elimination of terrorism.
Hema Premadasa, Sajith Premadasa, family members and politicians joined in paying floral tributes to the Premadasa statue at Hulftsdorp.