The Ex-Servicemen Association of Sri Lanka will hold a commemoration ceremony on Saturday, July 16, in Goodna to mark the 13th anniversary of the end of the separatist war in Sri Lanka.
Ranaviru Commemoration Day will honour and pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives or suffered horrendous injuries during the long conflict.
The Ex-Servicemen Association of Sri Lanka is a member of the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations in Queensland.
FSOQ past president Jayantha Pathikirikorale said the sacrifices of the ex-servicemen and women must not be forgotten.
“All those who put their lives in the firing line for the sake of all Sri Lankans regardless of ethnic and religious differences to bring peace and harmony to Sri Lanka must be remembered with gratitude and honour,” Mr Pathikirikorale said. “They gave their tomorrow for our today.”
“Therefore, irrespective of our own beliefs – political, religious or any other – it is our utmost duty to pay respect to all those who sacrificed their lives to safeguard us. This is an event to promote peace and harmony among all Sri Lankan communities.
“We ask all friends to kindly join us at Ranaviru Commemoration Day. We welcome you to bring a plate or dessert to be shared amongst the monks and the devotees.”
Event: Ranaviru Upahara Dana Puja 2022.
Date: Saturday, July 16, at 10am.
Venue: Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Goodna, 108 Eric St, Goodna.