Lankapage Logo CP 17 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka Speaker to make a special statement on unity government tomorrow
-- [21 minutes ago]
Over 3,000 died in road accidents in Sri Lanka last year
-- [47 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Muslim party ACMC calls for leaders to unite for a stable government
-- [1 hour and 45 minutes ago]
First draft of National Sustainability Dialogue presented to President
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to finalize a new economic program by next week
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader slams former president for misleading people on ethnic issue
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka election monitor calls on government to hold Provincial Council Elections in April
DFCC Bank profit after tax up by 34 percent in FY 2017
Ranil was Prime Minister before the national government - Jayampathy
Sri Lankan executive in India arrested for sexually assaulting a tribal woman employee

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.