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Stage set for Victory Day parade

Jun 14, 2010 11:45:02 AM - itnnews.lk

All arrangements are in place for the victorious National Commemoration festival.

This commemoration is being organized to mark the first anniversary of the victory over terrorism. A special traffic plan will be enforced in the surroundings of the Galle Face Green, the venue of the commemoration.

Giving details on the event, Military Spokesman Major Gen. Prasad Samarasinghe said that the commemoration ceremony will begin at the Galle Face Green on Friday the 18th at 8.00 a.m. He said all arrangements have been finalized to stage the victory parade. The Navy will accord a 21 gun-salute in the afternoon on behalf of the nation. He revealed that the parade will display how the humanitarian operation was carried out.

In the meantime, another special Ranaviru commemoration ceremony will be organized near the Parliamentary complex. Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority Padma Wettewa said that function will be held at 4.30 p.m. at the Parliamentary grounds. This national ceremony is being organized to pay tribute to the fallen heroes. It will be held under the President’s patronage.