The country marked the 11th anniversary of the military defeat of the LTTE yesterday with a simple and solemn ceremony presided over by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa , senior members of the armed forces,and family members of deceased military personnel were among those who attended the ceremony held at the war memorial  at the Parliament grounds, Battaramulla.

Here are some of the scenes captured  from yesterday's ceremony.

President lays a wreath at the war memorial 
PM Mahinda Rajapaksa pays tribute to fallen men of the armed forces 
President & PM share a light moment 
Brief inter-religious sermons were part of the ceremony
SLAF paid tribute to the fallen men 
Members of the tri-forces took part in the ceremony 
Wife & daughter of a fallen airman remember their loved one 
At sun down they played the last post