Na­tional flag hoist­ing at Galle Face with new cer­e­mo­ni­als

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS/CLASSIFIED­S -

The hoist­ing and furl­ing of the Na­tional Flag at Galle Face Green on a daily ba­sis, which has been un­der­taken by the Army for a pe­riod of six months, took place early on Mon­day dur­ing a brief ceremony, per­formed by three Army per­son­nel after con­duct of a spe­cial drill.

Re­spon­si­bil­ity for rais­ing the Na­tional Flag has been en­trusted to the Army (Six months), Navy (three months) and the Air Force (three months) and it is done on the first work­ing day of each month with for­mal band and drill cer­e­monies ac­cord­ing to a new pro­ce­dure, in­tro­duced by the Di­rec­torate of Per­son­nel Ad­min­is­tra­tion of the Army to co­in­cide with the 10th An­niver­sary of the Na­tional War Heroes’ com­mem­o­ra­tion. Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Ma­hesh Se­nanayake, Com­man­der of the Army adding sig­nif­i­cance to the brief new drill prac­tice watched it, to­gether with Ma­jor Gen­eral Jayan­tha Senevi­ratne, Ad­ju­tant Gen­eral, Bri­gadier Jayanath Jayaweera, Di­rec­tor Per­son­nel Ad­min­is­tra­tion and a few other Of­fi­cers.

The Flag is raised at 6.00 a.m. ev­ery day and low­ered at 6.00 p.m. on a ro­ta­tion ba­sis through­out the whole year.

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