The truthful and proud story of 30-year
war victory should be revealed to the future generation as well as to
the world - President
[May 23 2019]
President Maithripala Sirisena says that it is a
timely need to write the full story regarding the great heroic story of
the thirty-year long war victory, in a manner the future generation also
can read about the bravery of the great war heroes, patriotism and their
great humanitarian nature.
The President pointed out that through the reading of
that story, a future generation, who love the motherland and loyal to
the country, will be build and the true story of the thirty year long
war, the background and the seed of the war can be correctly revealed to
the world. He made these remarks addressing a ceremony to launch the
book title 'Uththamacharaya' held at the BMICH, today (22).
Speaking further at the event, President Sirisena said
that the experiences and the life stories of the War Hero to the
Commanding Officers, is an excellent story of valiant warriors. The war
heroes who are currently in the service recalled those memories of the
past with an honour, and the President also said that the responsible
persons should not be allowed to vanish with the end of their lives.
President Sirisena said that the presentation of this
kind of proud memories to the future generation is an honour to the war
heroes who sacrificed their lives during 30 years of war.
The "Uththamacharaya" book was written as a biography
of the heroic soldiers who were awarded with the "Parama Weera Vibhushana"
medal. This medal is awarded to the soldiers who fought for the
Motherland, without thinking about the hazards that can happen to their
lives and giving consideration to the safety of their colleagues and the
motives of their troops facing the enemy, independently exhibiting their
heroism. This is considered the highest and the noblest award presented
to the members of the armed forces. This has been awarded to 11 soldiers
and another 19 members of other armed forces.
The 10th anniversary victory of the war falls this
month and the "Uththamacharaya" book that reveals the heroic deeds of
the armed forces for the future generations was released to mark this
After releasing the book, the president presented
copies of the book to the close family members of the awardees.
To mark this occasion a special stamp and a First Day
Cover was presented to the President.
The donation of Rs. 70 million presented to the
Maharagama Apeksha hospital by the Armed forces and a cheque for this
amount was officially presented to the President by the Army Commander
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.
The Secretary of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, heads of
the Tri Forces, senior officers and retired
officers of the Tri Forces, members of the families of the armed forces were
present at this event.
Meanwhile, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary
of the victory, the President as the commander in chief, promoted 10
Brigadiers with outstanding service, to the rank of major General.