Independence Day celebrations in Kegalle
The 66th Independence Day celebrations will be held under the theme
‘Get together to win the world’” will be held under the patronage of
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Kegalle in close proximity to Nidahas
Mawatha in Kegalle. Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry
sources told the Sunday Observer. Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne is also
expected to participate at the celebrations.
Three thousand invitees including Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MPs,
Diplomats, Foreign delegates and Senior Government officers are expected
to grace the event. A cultural pageant consisting of 768 students
representing various schools in the Kegalle district and dancers
representing various cultural institutions in the district will
participate in the cultural events organised by the Cultural Affairs and
National Heritage Ministry jointly with the Education Ministry to mark
the 66th Independence Day celebrations.
Several development projects have been implemented in the district
including the widening of the Colombo-Kandy road and developing the
roads close to Kegalle town.
The National flag should be hoisted in all Government buildings on
February 3 and 4 sources said.