Che Guevara’s death anniversary commemorated

The 51st death anniversary Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara was commemorated at Che Park at Yahalakele in Morahagena yesterday, under the patronage of Cuban Ambassador in Colombo Jauna Elena Rodriguez.

Che Guevara’s visit to Sri Lanka took place in August 1959, soon after the two countries established diplomatic relations, to promote the sugar trade.

Che visited Sri Lanka as a Minister of Cuban government to look at the rubber planting methods in the country. He visited the Yahala Kele rubber estate in Horana and planted a Mahogany tree which still stands at the estate.

The ceremony was organised by the JVP Youth wing - Samajawadi Tharuna Sangamaya. A medical camp was also held after the commemoration ceremony. JVP parliamentarian Dr. Nalinda Jayathissa was also present. 

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