Wish You All A Happy New Year!” – Army Commander
:: 2011-04-10 20:20:10
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya took
a time off on Sunday (10) from his busy schedule to visit Jaffna
and convey his New Year greetings to soldiers who are staying away
from their families during the most significant cultural festival
On arrival in the Palaly airstrip, the visiting Army Commander was
received by the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major
General Mahinda Hathurusinghe who guided Lt. Gen. Jayasuriya to
the SF-J auditorium where he addressed officers and other ranks
serving under the SF-J.
During his speech, Army Commander reminded the soldiers of importance
of resorting to good conduct and to preserve the earned reputation
since we, the soldiers are serving in peace time Sri Lanka today.
He also highlighted the point that Army is doing its maximum towards
the development of the country and will continue to support the
government in its development projects in future as well. Lt. Gen.
Jayasuriya conveyed his best regards to all troops who are rendering
a yeoman service to Jaffna and its people with dedication.
Lt. Gen. Jayasuriya during his speech mentioned that remaining Army
troops in Jaffna will be shifted to government lands soon so that
private-owned houses presently occupied by the Army could be released.
Army Commander met soldiers of the 52 and 55 Divisions at Chavakachcheri
Hindu Cultural Centre and conveyed his greetings.
A section of senior officers of the Army Headquarters joined the