30th June 2016 22:16:10 Hours
Brigadier R.M Peramune, Colonel Commandant, Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) made a formal visit to the 17 ESR, Manikkanda, Diyatalawa on Friday (17).
On arrival, the visiting Colonel Commandant was honoured in a formal Guard Turnout after he was warmly welcomed by Lieutenant Colonel M.N.J Perera, Commanding Officer, 17 ESR.
Then he planted a Na sapling to mark his visit to the 17 ESR Unit.
During the visit, the Colonel Commandant laid the foundation stone for constructions of the new other rank mess and the kitchen at the auspicious time with the blessings of Maha Sangha.
To coincide with the Colonel Commandant’s visit, an all rank tea party was arranged in the premises. Colonel Commandant afterwards addressed the troops.
Senior officers, officers and other ranks participated in the day’s events.