Independence - 67:
Need for eternal vigilance and national harmony
The 67th Independence Day dawns upon us bringing
in its slip-stream a whole cornucopia of positive gifts to the
masses at large. The current Independence Day celebrations unfold in
a wholesome atmosphere of unique national achievements.
The symbol of freedom
The Independence Hall at the Independence
Square, stands out as a marvel. While Sri Lanka was marching towards
Independence, a building of this nature depicting the national
heritage and culture was an urgent need realised by the then Prime
Minister, D.S. Senanayake.
The sensational saga of the lion flag
The lion flag will flutter again on February 4
against Lankan skies. Have you ever wondered on its journey? Simple,
you will say. Prince Vijaya and his retinue brought it to our
shores, some may answer.