Presentation on theme: "1 Where Citizens meet to felicitate the Ordinary for their Extraordinary Acts of saving Life Colombo, Sri Lanka 11/06/2009 The 16th National Civilian Bravery."— Presentation transcript:
1 Where Citizens meet to felicitate the Ordinary for their Extraordinary Acts of saving Life Colombo, Sri Lanka 11/06/2009 The 16th National Civilian Bravery Awards 2009
2 Her Excellency Mrs. Ruth Flint The Ambassador of Switzerland received by the President of the Foundation Kasun P Chandraratne The Chief Guest
4 Chief guest being welcomed with a bouquet of Flowers
5 The Chief Guest being escorted by the Kandyan Dancers of the Sri Lanka Air force
7 Lighting the Oil lamp
8 Hon Minister P Dayaratne lights the Traditional Oil lamp
9 Retired Chief Justice Hon Parinda Ranasinghe
10 Mr. Vijitha Yapa - Chairman Vijitha Yapa Associates
11 Mr. Andrew de Silva retired Secretary of Education and Higher Education Present Secretary of Education Mr. Nimal Bandara looks on..
12 The Police Band sings the Theme Song of the Foundation He who saves others.. Risking his own …is the Bravest..
13 The audience looks on whilst the Theme Song is sung
16 Retired Vice President of the International Court of Justice H.E Judge C G Weeramantry The Patron of the Foundation for Civilian Bravery Keynote address
17 Presenting the book on Civilian Bravery
18 ….gathered to felicitate Civilians who voluntarily saved lives of others at the risk of their own. The Founder and President addresses the audience….
19 Civilian Bravery Nur Aleem Media Award Presented to Lakbima News Paper for articles written by Harsha Sugathadasa
20 Civilian Bravery Awards Certificates of Merit
21 Damian Silva Saved three men drowning in the Kelani River
22 Asoka Hapuarachchi Saved three people from wasp attack
23 B M A Premalal - saved a man who had fallen on the rail track whilst the train was approaching
24 T W A Pathmasiri and Staff who saved ten persons from being drowned When ferry capsized
25 W A Hemantha and W A Chandrawathi (brother & Sister) Saved the lives of four
26 S H Nihal de Silva saved a shopkeeper from robbers
27 Civilian Bravery Awards Silver Awards
28 17 year old student J M Nissanka Prabath Saved Two youths from drowning in the Hambegamuwa Tank
29 W W Podimenike rescued her husband from an attack by a crocodile
30 The Gold Medal for Civilian Bravery Also known as Budal Na Gold Award
31 Thambirajah Vinayagamoorthi saved four youths struggling in the stormy sea
32 The Chief Guest addresses the audience
33 Foundation for Civilian Bravery Awards for Service to Mankind
34 Presented by Retired Vice President of International Court of Justice H E Judge C G Weeramantry Mona Purdy From USA Founder of Share your Soles – distributing shoes to the needy.
35 Mona Purdy has distributed 650,000 pairs of shoes among Children and adults in developing countries by 2009
36 Mona sharing her experience…
37 Roshani Ichihara Brought back to Sri Lanka, little Dulakshi who was abandoned in Japan And reunited her with her father by tracing him in Sri Lanka Presented by Retired Vice President of International Court of Justice H E Judge C G Weeramantry
38 Pride to womanhood Motherly love is the Greatest virtue of a Woman
39 Roshani sharing experience.. The moment I visited Dulakshi at her orphanage She clung to me as if she knew me for ages… What a wonderful baby she was. How can one abandon Such an innocent one. I cried for a few moments….
40 Civilian Bravery - Asia Gold Medal
41 This will be presented in Malaysia. Krishnamoorthi saved 18 persons from a ferry on fire in mid sea. Krishnamoorthi Sandran of Malaysia
42 All Awardees with Chief Guest sing the National Anthems
43 For more information & contributions Contact: Kasun P Chandraratne President/Founder Foundation for Civilian Bravery 137 A Siddattarama Road WalanaPanadura Sri Lanka Phone: