Major General A.W.J.C De Silva, former Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi recently, assumed duties as Commander, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) during a ceremony.
In conformity with military traditions, the new Commander, SLAVF upon arrival at Kosgama SLAVF Headquarters premises was accorded a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour before he was conducted to his office.
Major General Silva after lighting the auspicious traditional oil lamp participated in religious observances, followed by chanting of Seth Pirith. Members of the Maha Sangha blessed the new appointment after a brief Anusasana (oration).
Afterwards, the new SLAVF Commander symbolically placed his signature for an official document and signified the acceptance of the new office. Later on, the Commander planted a tree sapling in the compound as a token of memory. Several senior officers attended the inauguration of office by Major General De Silva.
Major General De Silva is the 49th Commander in the SLAVF which boasts a history of 131 years of founding.
Major General De Silva succeeds Major General D.R.A.B Jayatilake who passed away recently.