Several commemorative events were held today to remember the lives that were lost during the last phase of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009.
A special remembrance event was held at the Galle Face Green in Colombo to remember all those who were killed/forcibly disappeared in the civil war in 2009.
The event was held with the participation of several religious leaders and civilians at the ‘GotaGoGama’ protest site at the Galle Face Green.
Meanwhile, a special commemorative event was also held in Mullivaikkal in the North of Sri Lanka where the last phase of the war took place.
Families of those who were killed or reported missing in the civil war were seen participating in the event to remember their loved ones.
A commemoration event was also held in Vakarai, Batticaloa to remember all those who were killed/forcibly disappeared during the last phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war.
The event had been organized by the Memorial Committee of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) at Manikkapuram Beach in Vakarai.
The Sri Lanka Army has also promoted several military personnel to mark the 13th anniversary of the end of the war.
The Sri Lanka Army said 396 officers and 8110 Army personnel from other ranks have been promoted to their next rank with immediate effect from today.
The Sri Lanka Navy has also promoted several officers to mark the 13th anniversary of the end of the war.
The Navy said 74 officers and 2010 sailors have been promoted to their next rank/rate.
Also, marking the anniversary of the end of the war, the Sri Lanka Air Force has promoted 450 officers and 3361 officers of other ranks with immediate effect. (NewsWire)
Galle Face, Colombo:
Remembrance event held at the Galle Face Green in Colombo to remember all those who were killed/forcibly disappeared in the Sri Lankan war pic.twitter.com/RHVQndZSYR
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Burden and pain of life time. Some moving images from the Mullivaikal Memorial Ceremony today. Thousands of Tamils gathered at the memorial site & remembered the lives that were lost in the war.
— Kavinthan (@Kavinthans) May 18, 2022