The national war hero commemoration ceremony was held at the War Hero Monument in Sri Jayarwardenepura Kotte on 20th May 2015 under the patronage of His Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena. The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera and senior officers representing various commands were also among the high ranking military officers in attendance.
Family members of the fallen war heroes also participated in the annual commemoration ceremony. They paid floral tributes to their loved ones who had laid down their lives in the defence of the motherland and for the preservation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.
The annual ceremony was organized by the Ranaviru Seva Authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence.