65th Independence Day celebrations on grand scale in Trincomalee
Sri Lanka’s 65th Independence Day celebrations will be held in
Tincomalee on a grand scale tomorrow under the patronage of President
Mahinda Rajapaksa. A series of mega development projects have already
been completed in the Eastern Province to coincide with the Independence
This is the second time that the country’s main Independence Day
celebrations are being held in Trincomalee after a lapse of 60 years. It
was way back in 1953 that Trincomalee hosted the Independence Day
The slogan for the Independence Day celebrations at the Fredric Fort
Avenue complex is “A prosperous tomorrow in a glorious motherland”.
The Eastern Province has been given a new look for tomorrow’s
celebrations and the Armed Forces and the police conducted their
rehearsals yesterday. A tight security plan has been implemented to
protect VVIPs and the public.
During President Rajapaksa’s three-day tour to the East he is also
scheduled to inspect several development projects in the Trincomalee and
Batticaloa districts. The President is scheduled to tour Batticaloa on
Tuesday to inspect development projects in the area.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne will also attend the Independence Day
celebrations. The Government has called upon public and state sector
institutions to hoist the National Flag today and tomorrow to mark the
65th Independence Day celebrations.