It has been decided to hold the 74th national Independence Day at Independence Square in Colombo. The first meeting of the of the organizing committee took place today under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse at the Temple Trees. The all night Pirith Chanting which is held before the Independence Day, will take place on 2nd February at the Independence Square. Prime Minister Rajapakse instructed only to get the participation of fully vaccinated persons, according to health guidelines for the ceremonial activities.