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Nation to observe two minutes silence at 9.30 am on Dec.26
« on: December 22, 2005, 07:53:00 AM »
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A special commemorative programme in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the tsunami catastrophe will be held in Peraliya on the 26th of December attended by President Mahinda Rajapakse which will also coincide with the launch of the "Jayalanka" programme to accelerate the rehabilitation of the displaced victims.

This day will also be marked by religious observances islandwide conducted by Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Islamic faiths.

The Ministry of Public Adminstration has already issued circulars to all State Departments with regard to the programme,a Government Media release stated. A special feature on this day will be a two minute silence to be observed islandwide at 9.30 a.m.

During this period all citizens are requested to stop whatever activity they are engaged in and remember those who lost their lives in the catastrophe and commit their dedication towards rebuilding the nation.

The Government requests all citizens to join hands for this national duty.