- Created: Wednesday, 08 February 2012
H.E. the President’s Speech which was delivered at the 64th Independence Day celebrations in Anuradhapura.
Rural people should be given the results of giant development works - President addressing the 64th Independence Day celebrations at Anuradhapura
Venerable Maha Sangha and clergy of all religions
Hon. Prime Minister
Hon. Chief Justice and other Justices
Ministers and Members of Parliament
Chief Ministers of Provinces
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Secretary to the President and other public servants
Commanders of the Three Forces
The Inspector General of Police
Director-General of the Civil Defence Force
Mothers and Fathers
Today we have come to a city with a great history to commemorate the 64th anniversary of independence. This city was established prior to 400 BC. Even the wind that blows from a city that exemplified prosperity, pride, religion and great traditions for thousands of years reminds the Sri Lankan nation of independence, freedom and prosperity. On this occasion I pay the nation's respect to the war heroes who dedicated their lives and all others who were committed to freedom.