of fallen war heroes of the Three Forces and the Police, a ceremony
was organized by the Northern Governor's Office and Ranaviru Seva
Authority in coordination with Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna)
on 08th May 2017 at Palaly. Religious dignitaries of Buddhist,
Hindu, Islamic and Christian religions attended the event that
was held at the War Heroes Monument at Palaly. A considerable
number of invitees representing the key government appointments
in the area, military and Police personnel serving in the Northern
Province also participated in the commemoration ceremony to pay
tribute to the fallen heroes.
After the arrival of the Chief Guest of the dayís event Mr. Reginald
Cooray, Hon. Governor Northern Province, the formal ceremony started
with the National Anthem. Chief Secretary Northern Provincial
Council Mr. A. Pathinathanís welcome speech was followed by a
two-minute silence to honour the national heroes who sacrificed
their lives to safeguard the territorial integrity of the motherland.
The religious performances were conducted by Buddhist, Hindu,
Christian and Islamic priests.
Mr. Reginald Cooray, Hon. Governor Northern Province, and Dr.
D K Sri Jayawardhana, Director General, Ranaviru Seva Authority
addressed the gathering during the event. Thereafter, Governor
of Northern Province and Director General Ranaviru Seva Authority
laid floral tributes to the monument. Subsequently, Mr. A. Pathinathan,
Chief Secretary Northern Provincial Council, Mr. N. Vethanayakan,
District Secretary Jaffna, Mr. Sundaram Arumanayahamm, District
Secretary Kilinochchi, Mrs. Rupawathi Ketheeswaram, District Secretary
Mullaituve, Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana, Commander Security
Force (Kilinochchi), Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander
Security Force (Jaffna), and few other senior service and Police
Officers paid floral tributes to the monument.
Vote of thanks was delivered by District Secretary Jaffna Mr.