President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, declared the month beginning from yesterday as the National Ranaviru Commemorative Month during a function at the Presidential Secretariat.
The month was declared with the pinning of the first Ranaviru flag on the President by Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority Anoma Fonseka. The Ranaviru month is declared to commemorate War Heroes of the three Armed Forces and Police who sacrificed their lives and were injured in the three-decade long conflict.
Proceeds from the Ranaviru flag sales will be used for the welfare of Ranaviru families.
The event was attended by State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, Secretary A.P.P.Kithsiri, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Governors, Provincial Council Chief Secretaries,the Chief of Defence Staff, the Navy Commander and other senior military officials.