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Independence Day Celebrations

The 72nd National Independence Day celebrations took place at the Independence Square under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The event brought together 2,500 guests — including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, members of parliament and diplomats as well as Russia’s Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces Gen. Oleg Salyukov.

Pictures by Lalith Perera