08th September 2019 19:40:00 Hours
Special Task Force, which actively partook in the triumph of eradicating the 30-year long LTTE terrorism ten years ago, and is now fully committed to maintenance of law and order in the country, conducted its 35 War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony on 01 September 2019.
The STF, special military arm established in 1983 within the Police Service to counter terrorist activities, as an admirable force, marked this commemoration during a special ceremony at the STF Sub Division camp Ampara.
Major General Aruna Jayasekera, Commander Security Forces (East) graced commemorative event as the Chief Guest in the company of distinguished guests.
The Chief Guest, on arrival at the premises was received by Senior Superintend of Police (STF) Ampara and was conducted for wreath-laying in memory of Fallen War Heroes of STF who made the supreme sacrifice in defence of the motherland. All gathered at the occasion rose to their feet and a Two-minute silence was observed as a deep reverence for the War Heroes. Later, the Commander SF (East) addressing the gathering, paid a glowing tribute to the Special Task Force for their dedicated work for the Nation.
The Commander SF (East) was invited to distribute scholarships among the children of the STF Fallen War Heroes and later, planted a sapling at the premises in memory of his participation at the event.