Heroes to a nation; husbands, sons and fathers to themView(s):
NATIONAL HEROES DAY to commemorate the end of a three decade long northern separatist insurgency and remembrance of fallen officers and soldiers was marked last Friday at the Memorial Park at Battaramulla. The armed conflict ended on May 18, 2009 with the defeat of the LTTE. Commander in chief of the Armed Forces President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Cabinet Ministers, Service Chiefs past and present and special invitees graced the occasion.
Picture shows widows of men who made the ultimate sacrifice (from left) Mrs. Anoma Latiff (wife of Colonel Fazly Latiff), Mrs. Y.G. Juliet (mother of ‘Hasalaka’ Gamini), Mrs. Lali Kobbekaduwa (wife of General Denzil Kobbekaduwa), Mrs Manel Wimalaratne (wife of General Wijeya Wimalaratne) and Mrs. Kaushalya Jayasinghe (wife of Lt. Colonel Lalith Jayasinghe) after placing floral wreaths at the monument of the fallen soldier.
Pic by Indika Handuwala (More photos on Page 14)
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