17th October 2021 09:45:10 Hours
Major General Lasantha Rodrigo, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 66 Division of the Security Forces -Mullaittivu who was recently promoted to the rank of Major General was welcomed in a formal ceremony on Thursday (14) when he arrived at the 66 Division Headquarters at Pooneryn after receipt of his insignia at the Army Headquarters.
Upon his arrival, he was honoured in a Guard Turnout salute at the entrance before he received the salute in a Guard of Honour parade, hosted by troops of the 20 SLLI. He also left memories by planting a sapling in the premises as one more itinerary in the agenda. The event culminated with a simple tea arrangement, adhering to strict health guidelines.
All Brigade Commanders and Commanding Officers under command to the 66 Division were present during the reception.