Annual get-together of the families of War Heroes at SLNS Gemunu
A family get-together of naval personnel killed and wounded in action was held at SLNS Gemunu in Welisara on 21st December 2015. Approximately four hundred and ten wounded in action personnel and members of killed in action families attended the event held under the patronage of the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva .
The event commenced with a two-minute silence observed in honor of heroic naval personnel who had laid down their lives to safeguard the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the motherland. A medical and 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 talent show a magic show and special entertainment events were also conducted for the children along with a boat ride for the family members. Each family was presented with a cash cheque worth Rs. 10,000/= and gift parcels were presented to their children at the conclusion of the event held to coincide with the SLN’s 65th anniversary celebrations.