Annual get-together of the families of War Heroes at SLNS Pandukabaya
A family get-together of naval personnel killed and wounded in action were held at SLNS Pandukabaya in Poonewa on 06th December 2015. Approximately ninety wounded in action personnel and members of killed in action families residing in the North Central Province attended the event held under the patronage of the Commander North Central Naval Area Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardena.
The event commenced with a two-minute silence observed in honour of heroic naval personnel who had laid down their lives to safeguard the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the motherland. A medical/dental clinic and special stalls were held for the family members to receive medical treatment and obtain advice related to salary, pension, compensation and insurance issues. A musical show and special entertainment events were also conducted for the children and refreshments and lunch were served to all that were present. Calendars, gift vouchers and gift parcels for children were also provided to the family members that attended the annual get-together.