Fallen Heroes remembered in a major religious ceremony in London
Press Release by British Sri Lankan Forum
(Pix by: Dusmantha Wijekoon)
Large number of patriotic Sri Lankans and few other nationalities gathered at the London Buddhist Vihara to pay tribute to the fallen heroes of the valiant Security Forces, those who engaged in the noble mission of liberating the country from the clutched of brutal terrorism ending 30 years of war.
The religious programme was conducted by the Maha Sangha headed by Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero, Head of the Vihara and the Chief Sangha Nayaka of the Great Britain. Venerable Thawalama Bandula Thero delivered the Buddhist sermons.
Mr Shiran Almeida spoke on behalf of Sri Lankan Catholics and Anglicans in the UK and delivered the message from Reverend Father Tony De Alwis, Sri Lankan Anglican priest in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.
This religious remembrance service was conducted mainly for bestow merits on the fallen heroes to mark the Ranaviru Week announced by the government in conjunction with the first anniversary of defending the sovereignty of the country from separatism and terrorism. And also paid tribute to war heroes for their courage, determination and sacrifice in the defence of the nation.
Mr P.M. Amza, Deputy High Commissioner of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, Brigadier Nirmal Dharmaratne, representing the Sri Lankan Forces and Mr Janaka Alahapperuma, on behalf of the organisers and the community addressed the gathering.
In addition, the occasion was graced by a very special hero of our Armed Forces Major General Nandana Udawatta, who led our noble troops in recapturing land lost to the LTTE terrorist along the Eastern border of our beloved motherland.
This event was jointly organised by the members of British Sri Lankan Forum and Sri Lanka Janahanda Foundation-UK on 16th May 2010 at 5.00pm. It is also proposed to make this an annual commemorative event in future years.
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Great job.well done guys. I have noticed couple of guys here in the picture always come forward when country needs their service.
It is noble to remeber the fallen heroes who valiantly liberated the Sinhala Buddhist Nation form the clutches of terrorist TAMILS. The majority of remnanant terrorist TAMILS are in camps. They should spend the rest of the lives there. The lands occupied by terrorist TAMILS, the assets which stand on them and the infrastructure should be nationalised fortwith and distributed to the Sinhala Buddhist peasants who bore the brunt of unfettered terror practised by the terrorist TAMILS since independance. The socio-economic terrorism unleashed by terrorist TAMILS following the departure of the colonialists was abolished by true leaders including SWRD. Whe the terrorist TAMILS lost out the socio-economic terrorism, they resorted to the gun. Now, His Excellency Maharajanani Rajapaksa has got rid of the gun toting terrorists and now it is time to move forward on the pure Sinhala Buddhist Nation where there will be no minorities.
This event brings a tear to my eye; the number of lives lost insaving the nation. Now Sambantha Nayake wants to visit the camps. What for? one reason is is he can take pictures of sex starved tamil women running behind our valiant soldiers and give it to Channel 4. You see, the Sun God had banned sex in the community. Now that they are free, the tamil women are running behind our boys looking after them. The Sri Lanakan Sinhala Buddhist taxpayer is paying through their nose to protect these tamils in IDP camaps; protecting them from the land mines planted by their brothers and cousins. How magnanimous the Sinhala Buddhists are the world cannot realise.
Dear gentlemen who arw living in England,
First of all we appreciate that great job done by ourb patriotic Sri Lankans.
But we felt very sad that no one rememberd our great hero General Sarath Fonseka who is under arrest now. And all of you didn’t forget to mention the names of brigadier Nimal Dharmaratne and general Nandana Udawatte.
We have to remember them, but also general Sarath Fonseka should be remembered. All of you should be ashamed of this lower standard behaviour.
At present general Fonseka is locked up behind the bars but he was reborn to save the nation.
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