State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi and Secretary to the State Ministry of Defense A.P.G Kithsiri were present at the occasion.
President Sirisena, State Minister Wijewardene and other distinguished guests and the family members of the fallen war heroes paid floral tributes at the Cenotaph during the ceremony. A two-minute silence was also observed in memory of the fallen War Heroes.
The annual remembrance ceremony was organized by the Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) Chaired by Mrs. Anoma Fonseka.
Religious dignitaries, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Chief of Defence Staff, tri forces commanders, Director General of CSD, state officials, senior military officers, distinguished invitees, and family members of the fallen war heroes were also present at the occasion.