Monday, December 5, 2016

Recommendation Made To President Sirisena To Recognized Nineteen Freedom Fighters Considered As Traitors During Colonial Period As National Heroes

keppetipola disawe සඳහා පින්තුර ප්‍රතිඵලNineteen Sri Lankan freedom fighters including 'Kappetipola Disawe' who fought against Englishmen during British colonial period to gain independence   and considered as Traitors by English rulers 200 years ago are due to be recognized as National Heroes according to Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijedasa Rajapakshe.

A recommendation has already been made to President Maithripala Sirisena regarding  changing the Gazette Notification issued in 1818 which declared Nineteen persons including Kappettipola Disawe as traitors  Minister has stated. 

Minister's announcement came after meeting with hard line Sinhalese nationalists who had stressed the need to abolishing colonial era decisions taken against freedom fighters who fought for independence by label them as traitors. 

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