11th September 2017 14:23:31 Hours
HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces made a surprise visit to the new Defence Headquarters complex (DHQC) under construction at Akuregoda, Battaramulla on Tuesday (5), together with Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando and Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army with a view to receiving an update on the progress of the project.
During HE the President’s stay in the complex, he saw for himself how different tri-service headquarters are being built with separate partitions, branches, etc.
He also shared a couple of words on modern technologies being used for erection of this headquarters complex and exchanged views with tri-service personnel at work.
President Sirisena, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces instructed Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army to seek possibilities of completing the construction work related to the Army Headquarters as early as possible. President also wanted any other matters regarding the construction be resolved through discussions.
Senior Army representative of the Project Management Unit, DHQC Project gave a comprehensive briefing on the progress of the project to the visiting delegates.