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* Sri Lanka preparing to celebrate 65th Independence Day in Eastern city
Sun, Feb 3, 2013, 11:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka will celebrate the 65 years of independence from the British colonial rule in 1948 with pomp and pageantry in Trincomalee in the Eastern Province.

The 65th Independence Day celebrations will be held tomorrow under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Fort Fredrick in Trincomalee.

This year's celebration will be held under the theme "Prosperous Tomorrow - Glorious Motherland".

The Government has called upon public and state sector institutions to hoist the National Flag today and tomorrow to mark the 65th Independence Day.

Army Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said around 4,000 security forces personnel will participate at the Independence Day celebrations.

Several roads in Trincomalee town are closed today due to the rehearsals for the Independence Day celebrations being held, the Police headquarters said.

The President will also declare open the renovated old Dutch Navy Commissioner's housing complex on Sunday. The historic 17th century building renovated with the funding of 75 million rupees from the Netherlands will later be converted to a naval and maritime museum.

A series of mega development projects have been completed in the Eastern Province under the Deyata Kirula exhibition organized to coincide with the Independence Day

The massive development exhibition, held annually since 2006 to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations on February 04th, has been postponed to this year since constructions got delayed due to the adverse weather prevailed earlier in the region.

The Exhibition, held in rural areas with the aim to develop those areas, is now scheduled to be held from March 23rd to 29th in Ampara of the Eastern Province.

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 Information Department said.

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