Gala independence celebration planned in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Thursday, 22 January 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Sri Lankan army is making preparations to celebrate the golden jubilee of Sri Lanka's independence from British rule in Jaffna town on February 4.
Army officials have asked the Jaffna municipal commissioner Mr.P. Balasingham to have the Duraippa stadium cleaned up before the jubilee day.
Sources said that the government is planning to hold a gala independence day celebration in the northern town involving the mayor of Jaffna municipal council and the chairmen of the sixteen local government bodies who would have been elected by then.