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Floral tributes were offered at the statue of late D.S.Senanayake, the first Prime Minister of independent Sri Lanka at the Independence Square yesterday by former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene MP and other political leaders to mark the 73rd Independence Day. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage.

The World Food Program (WFP) and the Samurdhi Development Department launched a pilot project in the Kalutara District to provide immediate relief to Samurdhi beneficiaries in various parts of the country who are frequently affected by disasters. The event was held at the District Secretariat, Kalutara under the patronage of the Samurdhi Director of the Kalutara District Sithari Udayangani and WFP Deputy Director in Sri Lanka Andrea Berardo. WFP Advisor to Sri Lanka J.K.Padmasiri also attended. Fifty five computers were distributed to Samurdhi Banks, Samurdhi Divisions Headquarters and District Samurdhi Offices to store data of Samurdhi beneficiaries in the Kalutara Distric facing natural disasters.
(Picture by Priyadharshani Kahawala, Ingiriya Central Group corr.

The Sri Lanka Navy showcasing its skills during an event to mark the 73rd Independence Day at the Galle Face Green yesterday afternoon. Pictures by Sulochana Gamage