Sri Lanka celebrates the 72nd Independence Day in Colombo

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Sri Lanka celebrates the 72nd Independence Day in Colombo today with full military pageantry, attended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, members of parliament, diplomats, The Service and Police commanders and others.

The ceremony was held at Independence Square under the theme ‘A Secured Nation – A Prosperous Country’, and is the first Independence Day commemoration since the new President, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over office as President of Sri  Lanka in November 2019.