President's condolence message
[January 29 2019]
I was deeply saddened and shocked by the news of two
great sons of Sri Lanka sacrificing their lives while serving the
mission of world peacekeeping. I pay my respect and honour to them as
they died in the cause of world peace process to ensure the independence
Based on Sri Lanka's respectable relationships among
international communities and organizations, these soldiers were
ensuring the independence and democracy of the mankind while serving in
the United Nations Peacekeeping when this tragedy occurred.
Captain H.W.D. Jayawickrama and Corporal S.S.
Wijewickrama of Sri Lanka Army have sacrificed their lives in this
incident. In addition, three more members of Sri Lanka Army were
seriously injured. They have made these scarifies to an indispensable
cause on behalf of their country.
The war heroes, who sacrificed their lives in the
battlefield without any glimpse of fear, extended their hands towards
the world peace process. In any country, there are handfuls of people
who concern themselves selflessly by distancing themselves from
selfishness. These great sons enter the history of mankind as war heroes
and will be remembered for their heroism.
I, as the President of this country, would like to
extend my deepest sympathies towards the family of Captain H.W.D
Jayawickckrama and Corporal S. S Wijekumara.
I earnestly hope other three war heroes injured at the
incident will have all the strength to recover soon.
January 27, 2019