STF to observe Heroes’ Day with special ceremonies

The Police Special Task Force (STF) will observe the 26th Heroes’ Day, on September 1, with religious ceremonies across the country. Heroes’ Day is dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the 30-year conflict.

Commemoration events and religious ceremonies will be held at the STF Training School in Katukurunda, the Veherahena Rajamaha Viharaya, Matara, and the Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura. On September 5, there will be a special religious ceremony at the Sri Dalada Maligawa, in Kandy.

The Police Special Task Force will remember the 462 STF personnel and six civil officers who died on the battlefield; these include two Deputy Inspector Generals (IGPs); one Superintendent of Police (SP); 29 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs); 36 Inspectors of Police (IPs), 39 Sub Inspectors (SIs), 338 Police Sergeants and 17 Police Sergeant drivers.

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