Sri Lanka must correct its 'errors and failures': President Wickremesinghe says at 75th Independence Day

Updated: Feb 4 2023 12:29PM

Colombo, Feb 4 (PTI) Sri Lanka needs to rectify its "errors and failures" and review its strengths and gains as a nation, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday, as the country marked its 75th anniversary of independence at a critical time when it is reeling under an unprecedented economic crisis.

The main Independence Day event was attended by foreign dignitaries, including India's Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan.

Wickremesinghe presided over the ceremony which featured a military parade with a 21-gun salute.