10th October 2017 20:44:17 Hours
A few minutes after the major Army Day’s anniversary at Panagoda Army Cantonment was over, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, together with Senior Officers, left Panagoda to visit the inmates at Mihindu Seth Medura, Attidiya where a group of disabled War Heroes are receiving therapeutic treatment and rehabilitation.
Colonel Pradeep Gunawardana, Mihindu Seth Medura Commandant received the Commander of the Army on arrival before a wheelchair-ridden inmate received the Commander of the Army.
The Commander and accompanying visitors attentively spoke to the inmates and inquired into their well-being and their needs, if any.
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, together with Mihindu Seth Medura Commandant Colonel Pradeep Gunerathne and accompanying Senior Officers shared views with several inmates before gift parcels were awarded to them on account of the Army day.
Before the Commander’s departure from the Mihindu Seth Medura, a souvenir made up of a self drawn art-work of an inmate was also gifted to the Commander of the Army as a token of memory.
Before departure, the Commander of the Army placed his signature in the visitor’s book.
In the meantime, as has been the practice generally on the Army day every year, the Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General Amal Karunasekara and a team of Senior Officers went to see the inmates at Ragama Ranaviru Sevana where some 114 War Heroes are under recovery and rehabilitation.
On behalf of the Commander of the Army Major General Karunasekara spoke to the inmates and distributed gift parcels among them on account of Army day.
The visiting Chief of Staff was welcomed by the Commandant, Ragama Ranaviru Sevana, Brigadier Hemantha Kulathunga on arrival.