with the state ceremony held to celebrate the 65th Independence
Day in the port city of Trincomalee, people in Jaffna marked the
Independence Day hoisting National Flags in front of their houses
and business places on Monday, February 4th.
flags were seen fixed on busses, three wheelers, bikes and all
kinds of vehicles plying about since early morning.
the Jaffna city centre, almost all houses and business places
in every town and other remote areas including islands had the
National Flag flying depicting the unity and sovereignty of the
Office of the 513 Brigade of Uduvil had organized a blood donation
campaign on the Independence Day. Nearly 100 soldiers serving
in the 513 and the 515 Brigade in Kankesanthurai donated blood
to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital blood bank during the campaign
held at Marathanamadam Mc Loid hospital. Old mothers resident
in the adjoining Elders’ Home were offered with lunch by the troops
of the 513 Brigade.
The 3rd Vijayabahu Regiment at Urelu offered soft drinks to people
at their Dansala.