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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.

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1 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 2 Her Excellency Mrs. Ruth Flint The Ambassador of Switzerland received by the President of the Foundation Kasun P Chandraratne The Chief Guest

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4 4 Chief guest being welcomed with a bouquet of Flowers

5 5 The Chief Guest being escorted by the Kandyan Dancers of the Sri Lanka Air force

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7 7 Lighting the Oil lamp

8 8 Hon Minister P Dayaratne lights the Traditional Oil lamp

9 9 Retired Chief Justice Hon Parinda Ranasinghe

10 10 Mr. Vijitha Yapa - Chairman Vijitha Yapa Associates

11 11 Mr. Andrew de Silva retired Secretary of Education and Higher Education Present Secretary of Education Mr. Nimal Bandara looks on..

12 12 The Police Band sings the Theme Song of the Foundation He who saves others.. Risking his own …is the Bravest..

13 13 The audience looks on whilst the Theme Song is sung

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16 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 17 Presenting the book on Civilian Bravery

18 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 19 Civilian Bravery Nur Aleem Media Award Presented to Lakbima News Paper for articles written by Harsha Sugathadasa

20 20 Civilian Bravery Awards Certificates of Merit

21 21 Damian Silva Saved three men drowning in the Kelani River

22 22 Asoka Hapuarachchi Saved three people from wasp attack

23 23 B M A Premalal - saved a man who had fallen on the rail track whilst the train was approaching

24 24 T W A Pathmasiri and Staff who saved ten persons from being drowned When ferry capsized

25 25 W A Hemantha and W A Chandrawathi (brother & Sister) Saved the lives of four

26 26 S H Nihal de Silva saved a shopkeeper from robbers

27 27 Civilian Bravery Awards Silver Awards

28 28 17 year old student J M Nissanka Prabath Saved Two youths from drowning in the Hambegamuwa Tank

29 29 W W Podimenike rescued her husband from an attack by a crocodile

30 30 The Gold Medal for Civilian Bravery Also known as Budal Na Gold Award

31 31 Thambirajah Vinayagamoorthi saved four youths struggling in the stormy sea

32 32 The Chief Guest addresses the audience

33 33 Foundation for Civilian Bravery Awards for Service to Mankind

34 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 35 Mona Purdy has distributed 650,000 pairs of shoes among Children and adults in developing countries by 2009

36 36 Mona sharing her experience…

37 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 38 Pride to womanhood Motherly love is the Greatest virtue of a Woman

39 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 40 Civilian Bravery - Asia Gold Medal

41 41 This will be presented in Malaysia. Krishnamoorthi saved 18 persons from a ferry on fire in mid sea. Krishnamoorthi Sandran of Malaysia

42 42 All Awardees with Chief Guest sing the National Anthems

43 43 For more information & contributions Contact: Kasun P Chandraratne President/Founder Foundation for Civilian Bravery 137 A Siddattarama Road WalanaPanadura Sri Lanka Phone:


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