Friday, March 20, 2009

Defence Secretary salutes soldiers who laid their lives for motherland

(Colombo-Lankapuvath-March 19) – Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Public Security, Law and Order Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the relatives of the family members of the soldiers who had laid their lives to the motherland held a special meeting at Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Headquarters in Boyagane, Kurunagala Tuesday.

During this meeting Secretary of Defence expressed his gratitude to the brave soldiers who laid their lives for their native land. "Their sacrifice is saluted by the citizens from all four corners of the country" he said.

He further added that "These sacrifices were made by our valiant soldiers to ensure that the freedom and territorial integrity of our country is preserved. He therefore urged the people to protect the land which saved through sacrificing their lives.

The brave troops took up the challenge to defeat terrorism when the whole world believed that the LTTE terrorists were undefeatable. However at the moment LTTE terrorists are limited to a small piece of land in Puthukudiyirippu area, he said.

He said that the names will go down in history, of the war heroes who scarified their lives for our motherland. The President and the government will solve the problems of the families of soldiers and due compensation paid for those who laid their lives for the motherland, Defence Secretary said.