05th January 2016 19:19:34 Hours
Troops of the 58 Infantry Division serving under the Security Force Headquarters - West celebrated its 7th anniversary under the direction of Major General K. C. Gunawardane, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 58 Division on Sunday (3).
The 58 Division was inaugurated on 03 Jan 2009 as a Task Force Headquarters under the SFHQ –Wanni to perform during humanitarian operations.
Its anniversary was celebrated with a series of programmes, including an all-night Pirith chanting ceremony, followed by an alms-giving ceremony to 20 Buddhist monks on the following day morning.
Meanwhile, military formalities in the anniversary celebrations commenced with a Guard Turnout, presented by 2 volunteer Gamunu Watch (GW) troops saluting the GOC in the premises.
Afterwards, a Guard of Honour was presented by the same troops in the parade ground to honour the GOC.
Planting of a tree sapling, troop address and an all-rank lunch was held on the same day.
Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Officers, Officers and other ranks participated in the anniversary celebrations.