15th September 2020 20:00:05 Hours
The outgoing Commander, Forward Maintenance Area (North), Major General Lakshman Fernando made a visit to the 5 Regiment Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) in Palaly on Wednesday (9) on the eve of his departure.
The Visiting FMA North Commander was welcomed by the Commanding Officer, 5 SLAOC Lieutenant Colonel S. D Range on his arrival at the venue and was later accorded a Guard Turnout by 5 SLAOC troops.
The day’s formalities at the battalion headquarters added more significance as the Commander, Forward Maintenance Area - North, was invited to plant a sapling before he was invited to address the troops.
Major General Lakshman Fernando shared a cup of tea with all ranks along with Senior Officers and Commanding Officers. Towards the end of the visit, Lieutenant Colonel S. D Range, Commanding Officer 5 SLAOC awarded a special memento to outgoing Major General Lakshman Fernando. Finally, he left compliments in the visitors' book before he left the camp. Officers and Other Ranks of the battalion participated in the occasion.