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Colombo: 71st Independence Day is being celebrated across nation with festivities organised countrywide. The prime event will be held at Galle Face and will be attended by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will attend the ceremony as Guest of Honour.
As part of events to mark the 71st Independence Day at least 545 prison inmates will be granted Presidential pardons, according to Prisons Department Media Spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya.
President Maithripala Sirisena deleviring his Independence Day message on called on all citizens to commit to fight poverty and corruption.