May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka will hold a grand celebration to mark the third anniversary of the war victory in the Galle Face Green on Saturday, May 19th under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Media Centre for National Security said.
The military parades presented by the troops of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and the Civil Defence Force along with the war veterans who were injured in the battle, will adorn the Galle Face Green on Saturday morning to mark the third anniversary of the defeat of terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) and elimination of three-decade long terror.
Military equipment and vehicles which were used in the offensive will also be displayed, the MCNS said.
The President will posthumously award the highest valor in combat, "Parama Weera Vibhushana" (Supreme Heroism Decoration), on 15 war heroes who sacrificed their lives in the battlefield.
A special gate has been opened near the old parliament complex for the public to watch the event.