President Maithripala Sirisena said that he is not prepared to make any war hero a suspect in the charges leveled against the armed forces and the government on the alleged violations of human rights during the war against terrorism. He made this statement at the opening of the newly constructed three-storeyed building at the Defence Services School in Kurunegala. The President presented ‘Virisara’ beneficial cards to war heroes at the function held Yesterday (March 29).

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President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow today. He was received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Chief of Protocol and other high officials of the Russian Federation. Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia Dr. SamanWeerasinghe and embassy staff and family members were also present at the airport, where the brief ceremony was held. The ceremonial welcome will be held at the Kremlin in Red Square tomorrow where President Vladimir Putin will well come him and a guard of honour will also be held.

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The ceremony to award National Honors for 90 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country will be held this evening (20th March) at Nelum Pokuna theatre, Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This year the ceremony is held after 12 years.

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