2972nd Independence Day, under the theme, ‘Safe Land – prosperous Country’ was celebrated at the District Secretariat, Ratnapura today.

The national flag was hoist and inaugurated the ceremony by the District Secretary. After religious rituals of all religions, the assembly observed one minute silence for the commemoration of war heroes who sacrificed their lives during the war.

Religious discourse was followed by a meaningful lecture on the value of independence delivered by the District Secretary Mrs. Malani Lokupothagama.

Afterwards, planting of saplings in the office premises was taken place. Each section planted saplings which had been reserved for them and participated in a Sramadana programme.

District Secretary, Additional District Secretaries and all staff officers, Superintendent of Police and all members of the staff participated in the programme.