(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A Poppy Flower was ceremonially pinned on State Minister of Defence Hon. PremithaBandaraTennakoon by President of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) Major General UpulPerera (Retd), yesterday (Sep 25).
The delegation of SLESA led by Maj. Gen. Perera arrived at his office this morning and pinned the Poppy Flower on the State Minister Tennakoon.
The State Minister also had a cordial discussion with the SLESA delegation during the session.
Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association annually organizes Poppy Day to commemorate the fallen war heroes.
The Poppy Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to commemorate the fallen armed forces personnel whilst on duty.