President Mahinda Rajapaksa states that no patriot is able to disregard sentiments of national pride which were achieved on the day that Sri Lanka as a nation ended the 30 year scourge of terrorism and accomplished its historic victory.
Speaking further during a function held at Temple Trees today to present
'War Heroes' parents' accounts, President Rajapaksa noted that those who looked down upon the victory achieved with disdain were individuals who advocated terrorism.
Parents of 4000 War Heroes received foster accounts during the occasion and a monthly allowance of rupees 750.
Parents of the War Heroes who had served the country from 1983 to May 2009 are entitled to this allowance.
The following are some of the views expressed by president Rajapksa during the occasion.