Ceremonials Mark National Flag-Raising at Galle Face

Monday, 1 July 2019

he routine raising and furling of the National Flag at Galle Face Green took place this morning (1) marking the commencement of a new month.Amid a special drill, 3 Army personnel attaching the highest degree of recognition and dignity to the motherland raised the national flag once again after unfurling it as a formality.

The Army on 3 June undertook this ceremonial formality for a period of 6 months during a brief ceremony and the new arrangement will continue to mark the national flag-raising with ceremonial formalities.
Directorate of Personnel Administration of the Army coordinates the event. The Flag is raised at 6.00 am every day and lowered at 6.00 pm on rotation basis throughout the whole year