66th Independence Day celebration

The 66th Independence Day under the theme of ‘Let’s unite to build a land of global winners’ was celebrated in grand scale at Independence Avenue in Kegalle.
The Independence Day celebration started after the President hoisted the National flag while school children in the area sang the national anthem.Later a minute’s silence was observed in respect of the war heroes who sacrificed themselves for the country. Then the soldiers of three armed forces presented arms followed by firing of the 21 Gun salute.
Addressing the gathering President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that making war crime charges against Sri Lanka just based on the information provided by separatist elements is a crime.66th Independence Day celebration

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