23rd September 2020 16:47:06 Hours
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on Wednesday (23) extended his best wishes to retiring Major General Palitha Fernando, General Officer Commanding, 61 Division, one more proud soldier of the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) after inviting him to the Army Headquarters on the eve of the latter's retirement from the Army.
The Army Chief commended his dedicated services to the Army for more than three decades and shared a few thoughts with the retiring Major General Palitha Fernando who has served a number of key appointments in the Army and the SLSR in particular.
The outgoing Senior Officer also thanked the Commander of the Army for his wishes and the thoughtfulness while mentioning about the encouragement he received from the Army Chief in the performance of his duties. Towards the end of the interaction, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva awarded a special memento to the retiree as a symbol of appreciation and commendation. The gesture was reciprocated.