President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes the importance of building a patriotic future generation. The president made these remarks at a book launch title “Uththamachaara” held at BMICH yesterday. The book consists of many stories and new about the war heroes. The book also explains the experiences of overcoming the challenges of terrorism. It also emphasizes the importance of uniting the conflicting groups and communities in the country.
The book launch was held in parallel to the award ceremony “Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (Distinguished Service Decoration)” medals to the senior officers in the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air-Force. The ceremony was held last morning at the Presidential Secretariat.
These medals were awarded to the Senior Officers of the Regular Forces of the three services for exceptional and distinguished services with 25 year’s loyal service.
65 retired officers in the Tri Forces were honored medals of services of excellence and they included 40 army officers, 12 navy officers and 13 Air force officers.