The Mark of Victory
was inscribed in Sinhala, Tamil and English, on two very large granite
slabs, which had stood at the entrance to the monument.
A smaller slab with names of officers in only English remains behind the
In 2012 March, the large slabs, each which was over 10 feet high were
conspicuously missing, reflecting the rift in the leadership that won
the war. The two support bases was all that was left.
THE MARK OF VICTORY
The monument which is the symbol of our great respect, was erected in our
victorious land after eradicating terrorism completely from the island. The guardians of
the gods, who came from the four directions, brought this great victory to the Nation
combing fearful forests during day and night and destroying all dreadful traps and
walking through marshy lands and watter barriers, both in sun and rain ignoring all
difficulties and obstacles and sacrificing the golden age of adolescence, their valuable
lives and limbs.
The pond symbolizes the great ocean around the island and the National
flower lilies, which bloom in it, symbolize our immaculate Nation. The natural granite
boulders laden as its base depicts our firm soil. The lions standing at the four corners of
the base are to portray the warriors who came from multi directions to conquer and
protect our motherland sacrificing their lives. They are immortally seems to be
protecting the sovereign land from enemies, in the guise of lions.
The jubilant soldier, who emerged from the ground holding a weapon
symbolizes the heroic troops. The national flag reaching the sky depicts the
emancipation and pride of the country, the pigeon taking wings symbolizes
conspicuous peace to the nation.
MAY ALL BEING BE PROSPEROUS
The Victory memorial is a tribute to the glorious Forces and to the state leadership by
His Excellency The President Mahinda Rajapaksa Commander in Chief of Armed forces
Who was born for the grace of the Nation,
with the guidance and Co-ordination of the
Secretary Defence Honorable Gotabaya Rajapaksa
and the operational command and military leadership of the
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka;
who led the military for the greatest victory through a humanitarian operation where terrorism
was entirely eradicated from our motherland and restored its territorial integrity and the
These heroic efforts were supported by rest of the Security Forces which defeated the illusion of a
separate state within Sri Lanka which history has never witnessed destroying its cruel leader, subordinates
and its bellicosity, whose lifestyles were opulent, while creating an evil society for the people of his own
community and to the entire nation, forcing children into combat, killing democratically elected Tamil and
other leader of the country and overseas, brutally massacring innocents of all communities thus pushing
the country and nation into the darkest period of its time for nearly three decades which came to an end on
the 19th of May 2009. This war memorial was unveiled to the Nation on 09 December 2009 in order on ???? fine
event of greatest victory.
The Golden Sun of the Peace of all the people,
rose wiping out the darkness of the North and East.