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Defence ministry decrees 'war heroes' month

The Ministry of Defence and Urban Development declared the month of May (specifically, 30th April to 30th May) as the 'Ranaviru Month' (War Heroes Commemoration Month) for the Sri Lankan armed forces and police force.

A parade will take place on 18th May at the Galle Face. President Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend.

G.L. Peiris, Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister will be unable to attend, due to a prior engagement.

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