13th July 2021 08:21:45 Hours
The 31st commemoration ceremony of War Heroes including late Captain Saliya Upul Aladeniya PWV of 6 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, who made the supreme sacrifice in the defence of this transmission tower complex in the past, held on 11 July 2021 at the Kokavil War Fallen Hero Monument premises.
The Officer Commanding for the Kokavil transmission complex, Captain S.U Aladeniya of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (3 SLSR), several other soldiers and a few members of the civil staff, perished in the attack when the area was overrun by LTTE terrorist’s way back in 1990. Late Captain Aladeniya with all available resources offered a stiff resistance to the enemy with other fellow-soldiers until his last breath.
The commemoration ceremony was organized by the 6 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment under close supervision of Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ranga Muhandiram, under the direction of the General Officer Commanding 57 Infantry Division, Major General Priyantha Jayawardane and Commander 573 Brigade Brigadier Manoj Madurapperuma.
The Commander Security forces Wanni and Colonel of the Regiment of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment Major General Hemantha Bandara graced the occasion as the Chief Guests at the Memorial ceremony and set light to the eternal lamp near the statue and revered the heroic memory by placing a floral wreath at the foot. General Officer Commanding 66 Division Major General Ajith Dissanayaka, General Officer Commanding 57 Division Major General Priyantha Jayawardane, Brigade Commanders and other Senior Officers paid their respects to the monument by placing floral wreaths.