Hasalaka Gamini War Hero Monument
Corporal Gamini Kularatne PWV, SLSR (S/34553) (Sinhala: ගාමිණී කුලරත්න; 4 September 1966 – 14 July 1991) (commonly known as Hasalaka Gamini or Hasalaka Sri Lankan Hero) was a Sri Lankan soldier. He was the first recipient of the Parama Weera Vibhushanaya, the highest award for gallantry awarded by the Sri Lanka Army for his actions during the Elephant Pass Siege, in which he was killed.
A statue of War Hero Corporal Gamini Kularatne of the Sri Lanka Army (also known as 'Hasalaka Gamini' or 'Hero of Hasalaka') who sacrificed his own life to rescue hundreds of fellow soldiers who were outnumbered in large and were under siege by LTTE fighters at the Elephant Pass Sri Lanka Army garrison in 1991 can be seen at Elephant Pass on the A9 road on the way to Jaffna.
statue has been erected at the place where the War Hero sacrificed his life and the LTTE’s battle tank he blew up in the action also still stands and displayed where it stopped on that day. As one of the most ferocious battles in Sri Lanka's modern history ended with that action, the Army camp which was under siege for nearly a month was saved in most part by Corporal Kularatne's bravery and sacrifice.