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09th December 2015 20:38:41 Hours

Defence Secretary with Army Commander Visits New Defence HQ Complex

Eng Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Defence Secretary made a surprise visit to the new Defence Headquarters complex (DHQC) under construction at Akuregoda, Battaramulla on Wednesday (9) together with Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army with a view to receiving an update on the progress of the project.

During the Defence Secretary’s stay in the complex, he saw for himself how different tri-service headquarters are being built with separate partitions, branches, etc.

He also shared a couple of words on latest technologies being used for erection of this headquarters complex and delivered a brief address to the workforce on the site.

Major General Mahinda Ambanpola Director, Project Management Unit, DHQC Project gave a comprehensive briefing on the progress of the project. Officers of Navy & Air Force and officials from the Ministry of Defence were also associated with the visit.