Sri Lanka celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on the 4th of February, 2020.
The official Independence Day Ceremony was held at the Independence Square in Colombo.
Addressing the Ceremony at the Independence Square, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated:
“Every citizen living in Sri Lanka has the right to live freely and securely. We will always ensure their right to think freely, hold independent opinions, and express themselves without any hindrance. We will always respect the right of any citizen to follow the religion of his or her choice. Every citizen has the right of free association and of free assembly. We will always defend the right of every Sri Lankan citizen to participate in the political and governance processes through his or her elected representatives. We consider all these as rights of human beings that no one can challenge.”
Image taken from Daily News Sri Lanka.