Sri Lanka to celebrate victory over rebels every year

10:52, June 16, 2010      

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Sri Lanka will celebrate its military victory over Tamil Tiger rebels as an annual event, the government said on Tuesday.

Keheliya Rambukwella, minister of Media and government spokesman told reporters that the event will be celebrated every year.

This year's celebrations, the first anniversary, will be held on Friday with a colorful ceremony commemorating the soldiers who had done the supreme sacrifice to protect the motherland, Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, the military spokesman said.

Sri Lankan military ended the rebels' decades-old separatist campaign on May 18 last year.

The first anniversary celebrations came to be hampered by the bad weather prevailed last month.

Thunder showers and lightening affected the rehearsals causing postponement of the celebrations until June.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张心意)

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