11The 73rd Independence Day celebration was proudly held at the District Secretariat premises under the patronage of Mrs. Malani Lokupothagama, District Secretary / Government Agent. After receiving the blessings of the Venerable Maha Sangha and other clergy, a two minute silence was observed in memory of the national heroes and war heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country.

The tree planting program commenced at the auspicious time of 9.29 am. Simultaneously, a herbal garden was established at the District Secretariat premises. Planting of medicinal herbs was also taken place.

A Shramadana was followed by the officers.