Sri Lanka Army

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Mullaittivu Troops Salute Former Commander's Services

A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour in accordance with military formalities saluted Major General Jagath Dias who relinquished his office as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullattivu (SFHQ-MLT) to accept the new appointment as the Chief of Staff of the Army during a formal ceremony, held on Thursday (21) at the SFHQ-MLT premises.

Addressing more than 2500 troops of the SFHQ-MLT including officers, Major General Jagath Dias thanked all ranks for assistance and support, extended to him during his office at Mullaittivu.

Troops of 16 Gajaba Regiment presented the Guard of Honour. Commander, Forward Maintenance Area, General Officers Commanding, Brigade Commanders and all officers of the SFHQ-MLT were present at the event.

In addition to the formal military ceremony, a Bodhi Pooja Pinkama was conducted by Ven. Lewke Gnaneshwara Thero of the Anuradhapura Buddharakkitha Bikshu Training Center in order to invoke blessings on the outgoing Mullaittivu Commander at the Mula Deepa Viharaya with the participation of all officers and other ranks.