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"This land will remain ours, there is no room for separation" – President

Sri Lanka celebrated the fourth anniversary of the victory in the humanitarian operation with the Victory Day parade at Galle Face - in the capital of Colombo, this morning under the patronage of the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. The massive Humanitarian Victory Day parade with the participation of the troops who actively took part during the final stages of the war against the rebels, took place following the president's speech. There was also a two-minute silence in memory of 24,000 security force personnel who died during the conflict, which ended in 2009.Addressing the event, President Rajapaksa said, "We will not allow a single inch of the land that you won by the sacrifice of your life to be taken away. There will be no room for separation".

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