13th September 2020 19:17:33 Hours
The first Poppy Flower was pinned on H.E the President on August 28th , at the Presidential Secretariat, by Major General Upul Perera, President of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association.
It is organized annually by the Sri Lanka Veterans Association to commemorate war heroes who lost their lives during the world wars as well as during the last 30 years of civil war throughout Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Ex Servicemen’s Association also handed over a sum of Rs. 1 million as a donation to the ITUKAMA COVID 19 Healthcare and Security Fund.
General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Ex Servicemen’s Association, Colonel Ajith Siyambalapitiya, Treasurer, Major Shanthilal Kankanamge, Chairperson of the Poppy & Remembrance Day committee, Group Captain, Kuma Kirinde and several other members were present at the occasion.