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* A War Hero Week in Sri Lanka from May 12 to 18
Sat, May 1, 2010, 01:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka government has decided to declare a 'Week of War Heroes' from May 12 to 18 to mark the victory of the three decade war against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Numerous programmes of war hero welfare will be conducted during this week.

The government has decided to hold a victory memorial ceremony on May 18th annually. May 18th is the day the leader of the LTTE Velupillai Prabhakaran was rounded in a marshland in the Mullaitivu district and killed.

Meanwhile, the Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said to media following the opening of a war hero memorial in Elephant Pass in Jaffna district that the first war hero memorial following the victory of the war will be held in grand scale on May 20 this year.

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