Tuesday, 04 February 2014 - 8:04
Kegalle ready to commemorate 66th Independence Day in grand scale.
Sri Lanka’s, 66th Independence Day Ceremony will be held in Kegalle today under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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The celebrations in Kegalle will be held under the theme “Let us unite to build a world conquering country”.
All arrangements have been made to hold all religious observances in Kegalle district in line with the National Independence Day which brings all nations in Sri Lanka under one flag.
The military parade of the tri-forces which adds the distinction and elegance to the Independence Day Ceremony will comprise of 1400 Army Officers,250 Navy Officers,250 Air Force Officers,250 Police Officers,250 Members of the Civil Defence Force,325 Cadets of the National Cadets Force and 300 Members of the National Youth Corps.
All arrangements have been made to add 16 beautiful cultural acts for the cultural pageant which showcases the cultural diversity of a rich nation.
Moreover, at this ceremony 110 students of the schools in Kegalle district will recite the National Anthem of Sri Lanka, celebrating the nation’s pride.
Meanwhile, Police states that a special traffic plan will be implemented along the Colombo – Kandy road in view of the Independence Day celebrations held in Kegalle.
Accordingly traffic will be restricted from 5 am to 11.30 am today.
Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana also stated that 16,000 police officers will be deployed for security.