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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - 8:12
82 war heroes who participated in the Uva- Wellassa battle to be honoured as patriots today
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82 war heroes will be declared as patriots today. These men, whom the British had sentenced to death and expelled from the country over their contribution to   the 1818 Uuva – Vellassa Freedom struggle will be honoured during a ceremony under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the the historical Magul Maduwa of the Kandy Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

49 heroes include Keppetipola Mahaadhikaaram, who led the 1818 Upcountry rebellion and had been sentenced to death.

Accordingly the President will sign the official gazette notification declaring these heroes as patriots today.

Earlier the President declared 19 persons including Keppetipola Adhikaaram who had led the Uuva Wellessa rebellion as war heroes.
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