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11th February 2018 13:53:55 Hours

New 59 Division GOC Assumes Office after Relinquishment of His Predecessor

The newly-appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya assumed his office on Thursday (8) during a ceremony with military formalities.

The new GOC on arrival was accorded a Guard Turn Out by soldiers in the 59 Division and saluted in accordance with military traditions.

Brigadier Wanigasooriya afterwards signified the acceptance of his new office by signing a formal document. He also added memories to the occasion by planting a sapling in the premises.

An all rank tea table culminated the simple ceremony.

Meanwhile, Major General Nishantha Wanniarachchi on Tuesday (6) relinquished his duties as the GOC, 59 Division in a similar military ceremony. He also signed a formal document and thanked his staff before his departure from the premises.

591, 592 and 593 Brigade Commanders together with Senior Officers, Officers and Other Ranks in the 59 Division were associated with both occasions.