The commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the second freedom achieved by the country will be held tomorrow.
18th of May marked the 2nd anniversary of the elimination of tiger terrorists. This historic victory could be recorded due to the brave leadership provided by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the maximum dedication provided by the valiant members of the Army, Air Force and the Navy. The 2nd anniversary celebration of the victory will be held tomorrow at the Galle Face Green. Around thousand members of the Security Forces, Police and Civil Defence force will participate in the celebration. The parade will display the tanks, aircraft and ships that were used in the humanitarian operation. The guard of honour accorded to the President will consist of three parts representing the East, Jaffna and Wanni areas. The soldiers disabled in the war will also participate in the function. Meanwhile the Galle Face Green is being closed from today due to the event. It will be reopened following the function. A special traffic plan will be implemented in Colombo due to the celebration. It will be effective from 5.00 a.m. and will be continued till the end of the function. Police say that all heavy vehicles proceeding on Galle Road will be diverted to the right towards W.A. de Silva Mawatha towards the High Level Road to enter Baseline Road. All light vehicles moving on Galle Road should turn to the Bagatale Road and enter Duplication Road to proceed towards Thurstan Road. Glen Arbour Road in Kollupitiya will be closed up to the Railway station. The stretch between Nawam Mawatha to Macan Markar Junction will also be closed while the stretch between Justice Akbar Mawatha in Companna Veediya (Slave Island) to Malay Street junction will also remain closed.