12th March 2021 22:05:00 Hours
General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) called at the Security Force HQ - East this morning (12) and met a representative gathering of General Officers Commanding, Brigade Commanders and Commanding Officers serving the Eastern province.
The visiting Army Chief was welcomed by Major General Channa Weerasuriya, Commander, Security Forces - East at the entrance after a drive past saluted the day’s Chief Guest.
Afterwards, General Shavendra Silva with the objective of receiving updates on security concerns, civil-military coordination projects and other issues chaired a joint discussion, together with General Officers Commanding of 22, 23 & 24 Divisions, all Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers of 7 Sri Lanka Artillery, 7 Field Sri Lanka Engineers, 7 Military Intelligence Corps & 3(V) Military Intelligence Corps and a few others.
At the end of the discussion, the Army Chief signed the visitors’ book at the Security Forces - East Commander’s office.
On his way back, General Shavendra Silva made a casual visit to 6 Gajaba Regiment Battalion and its HQ at Nawalladdy and spent a few minutes with the Officers inquiring into their wellbeing and other concerns.