14th August 2023 08:24:57 Hours
The Gemunu Watch Seva Vanita Branch and The Regimental Centre organized a commemoration ceremony for the fallen war heroes and a paying of tribute to their wives and children on 29 July 2023 at the Mylapitiya War Heroes memorial. Wives and children of fallen War Heroes who lived in and around the Kandy district belonging to the Gemunu Watch participated in the ceremony. The programme commenced with observing two minutes silence in memory of the fallen War Heroes. Colonel of the Regiment of Gemunu Watch, Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha branch, wives and children of the fallen War Heroes paid floral tributes to the memorial.
The event was graced by the presence of Colonel of the Regiment, Major General Vajira Welagedara RSP VSV USP ndu, and the Chairperson of Seva Vanitha branch Mrs. Manori Welagedara, the Centre Commandant Brigadier WBJK Wimalarathne RWP RSP, other senior officers of the Gemunu Watch, officers and other ranks along withmany members of the Seva Vanitha branch too participated in the ceremony.
Later, all participants were shown a small video in memory of the fallen War Heroes at Pallekele Auditorium. A souvenir was presented to them by the honorary Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha branch. The wives and children were also offered the lunch at the end of the event. The wives and children of the fallen war heroes highly appreciated the event and expressed their hopes of organizing such events in the future too.