The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka in Colombo and the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India in New Delhi are the Co-Chairpersons of the Board.
As we move into the new era of peace in our country, we are ready to face the challenges of the future.
Meanwhile, the husband, on seeing his wife prepare to hang herself, desperately phoned up their relatives in the vicinity of the house.
However, by the time the relatives reached the house, she was dead.
As much as we recall with gratitude the great contributions made by our patriots of the past in the struggle for independence, it is also fitting that we pay a tribute in full measure to all our heroic troops and their families for the sacrifices made in the battle against terrorism, as well as all sections of our people for the patriotism they showed in putting up with the hardships during this battle to restore freedom and democracy to our entire country.
We are particularly grateful for the courage shown by the people as we were confronted with the armed might of the forces of terror from within, as well as forces from outside who sought to pressure us into conceding to the aims of those who used terror as a political weapon.