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* Sri Lanka to commemorate the Uva - Wellassa rebellion against British colonial rulers
Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 12:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka today will commemorate the Uva - Wellassa rebellion against the British colonial rulers nearly two centuries ago and the war heroes who led the rebellion.

The commemoration ceremony named 'Uththamaabhiwandana' will be held this evening at BMICH under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The event is organized by the Department of Government Information.

President Sirisena recently annulling the gazette notification issued by the British rulers in 1818 declaring Keppetipola Disawe and other leaders of the rebellion as traitors issued a new gazette notification naming them as patriots.

Keynote address of the event will be made by Prof. K.N.O. Dharmadasa while Prof. J.B. Dissanayake will deliver a special lecture. A documentary produced by the Government Film Unit and a book compiled by the Department of Government Information will also be launched.

Plaques engraved with the names of the patriots recently gazetted by the President will be presented at this occasion to the heads of National Museum and Independence Square Museum, and to the Diayawadana Nilame of the Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy to establish in their respective places for the knowledge of the future generations.

 


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