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* President declares open new Army Headquarters complex
Fri, Nov 8, 2019, 01:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 08, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the new Army Headquarters complex at Akuregoda, Pelawatta during a ceremony, this morning.

Speaking at the event, the President pointed out that the armed forces play a vital role in the country's economic development and physical resources development. He said the services rendered by the armed forces and the police for national security should be commended.

The new state of the art defense complex built in a 77 acre land in Akuregoda, Pelawatta with the objective of placing all defense forces at one location, will house the Ministry of Defense and the Army, Navy and Air Force Headquarters.

The complex built with Army expertise will house all Directorates of the Army Headquarters which are, at present located in different places, under one roof.

The complex built at a cost of Rs. 53.3 billion is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and armed with latest hi-tech security systems.

President Sirisena on his arrival at the opening of the newly built Army Headquarters was greeted with military honors.

The President unveiled the commemorative plaque and declared open the Army Headquarters. A commemorative stamp and a cover were issued to mark the opening of the new Army Headquarters.

Following the opening, the President symbolically awarded the 'Sevabhimani Medal' to the staff of the tri-forces and police who worked for more than six years. The President presented the first medal to the State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene.

The President also presented medals to Defense Secretary Shantha Kottegoda, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva, Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sumangala Dias and Acting Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne.

 

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