The first flag of War Heroes Commemoration Month was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 04) by declaring the National War Heroes Commemoration Month – 2017.
The government has been declared this annual War Heroes Commemoration Month to pay gratitude to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives and limbs during the humanitarian operation to end three decades long terrorism in the country.
The War Heroes Commemoration Flags will be sold in line with this War Heroes Commemoration Month.
Chairman of Ranawiru Seva Authority Mrs. Anoma Fonseka pinned this flag on the President.
The Governors of the Provinces handed over last year income earned by selling of the flags, to the President at this occasion. The President handed over the new flags for this year to the governors.
State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijeywardena, Secretary to the Ministry Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the State Ministry of Defense A. P. P. Kithsiri, Governors of all provinces of the country, Chief of Defense Staff and the Navy Commander were also present at this occasion.