☑️ Today is Sri Lanka’s 🇱🇰 72nd Independence Day !
☑️ Independence Day Celebrations at Independence Square Colombo this morning
☑️ Live telecast and broadcast via main Tv stations and radio stations.
☑️ Special traffic plan in Colombo.
☑️ All liquor / wine stores closed today
☑️ President has granted a General Amnesty for 512 prisoners
☑️ Google has dedicated its homepage Doodle for Sri Lanka

☑️ Irrespective of which race or religion people belong, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to serve all Sri Lankans and establish freedom of expressions while making prosperous and peaceful country.

☑️ “We will not allow any extremist or terrorist organisations to be active in this country” says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his address at the 72nd #IndependenceDay #IndependenceSL

All arrangements have been made to celebrate Sri Lanka’s the 72nd National Independence Day in dignified manner at the Independence Square in Colombo February 4th.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will preside over the National Independence Day celebrations that will be held under the theme “A Secured Nation – A Prosperous Country”. The ceremony will commence at 8am with the arrival of the President and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. According to the Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry more than 2,500 guests had been invited for the celebration including foreign diplomats.

Live telecast via main Tv stations. Special traffic plan in Colombo. All wine stores closed February 4th.

72nd National Independence Day Sri Lanka
Image – Dinamina

The march-past will consist of 8,260 security personnel. Of them 4,325 members of Sri Lanka Army, 868 members from the Sri Lanka Navy and 815 members from the Sri Lanka Air Force will join the parade. Meanwhile 1,382 Police personnel will also be part of the parade. Sri Lanka Air Force will co-operate the celebrations flying 30 aircraft. A special air show, which consists of three K8 aircrafts, five PT-6 aircrafts, three F7 jets, three MI17 helicopters and a Bell 212 helicopter would also be held at the celebration.

A separate celebration will be held at Galle Face Green alongside the Independence Day celebration anchoring its ships at the sea facing the Galle Face Green. A special gun salute will be given at the premises. In parallel to the main event at the Independence Square, an island-wide tree-planting program will also be held. Meanwhile, a special traffic plan will be in operation from 4 am tomorrow in connection with the National Independence Day celebrations.

Image @SriLankaTweet

Google celebrated Sri Lanka’s 72nd Independence Day today with a Google Doodle featuring the lion and three colours of the national flag. Google periodically changes its doodle to mark a historic occasion. Accordingly, the user can view the google.lk home pages in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Google Doodle Independence day
Sri Lanka as seen from International Space Station

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