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Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 22:23
Northern Education Minister advises schools to fly flags half-mast tomorrow
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The Northern Provincial Education Minister, Kandaiah Sarveshwaran has informed all schools in the province to fly the provincial flag half mast tomorrow (May 18) to commemorate the Tamil people who died in the war.

Speaking to our news team, he said that he had informed all principals and teachers in the province to do so.

Our news team contacted Education State Minister, V. Radhakrishnan to comment on this decision by the Northern Provincial Education Minister.

State Minister Radhakrishnan said that the Northern Provincial Education minister had no legal right to do so.

Meanwhile, Northern Chief Minister, V. Wigneshwaran inspected the ongoing arrangements to commemorate the war victims.

Meanwhile, Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake stated that war heroes should not be used to achieve private agendas and petty-gains.

In a statement, the Army Commander said war heroes should be paid gratitude without hostility and anti-social activities.

He further said that 23,962 soldiers from the Sri Lanka Army, 1,160 from Sri Lanka Navy, 443 from Sri Lanka Airforce, 2,568 from Sri Lanka Police and 456 from Civil Defence Force have sacrificed their lives to restore peace in Sri Lanka.

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