Nov 08, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena expressed high appreciation to the armed forces, the police and the intelligence services for their absolute commitment to national security and regional security.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the new Army Headquarters at Akuregoda, Pelawatta Friday, the President recalled the role played in safeguarding national security by the Armed Forces.
He pointed out that the armed forces play a vital role in the country's economic development as well as physical resources development and the services rendered by the armed forces and the police for national security should be commended. He also noted Sri Lanka Army's services for the welfare of the country.
The President thanked the Minister of State for Defense and all the security forces, including the Police and all the units of security forces, for their contribution to the success of the Presidency during his 5-year tenure.