How many of you witnessed the celebrations of the 66th anniversary of
Independence? I am sure many of you would have been glued to the
television viewing the beautiful pageants and various traditional
dancers who were a breathtaking sight. The many regiments of the
security forces who paraded were indeed a sight to behold.
The historic city of Kegalle was selected as the venue for this
year's Independence Day celebrations because of its many links with a
historic past where many kings chose Kegalle as their citadel. Many
aristocrats lived here in the early days and buildings around the area
speak of a glorious past.
Bye for now,