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22nd September 2016 21:59:47 Hours

Mullaittivu New SF Commander Assumes & Former One Relinquishes

Major General W.B.D.P Fernando, the new Security Forces Commander – Mullaittivu (SF-MLT) assumed duties as the 8th Commander of the SF-MLT last Wednesday (21).

The newly-appointed SF-MLT Commander assumed office during a ceremony at the Security Force Headquarters in Mullaittivu.

The new SF- MLT Commander was greeted to a Guard Turn out and a Guard of Honour by 19 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops on arrival at the Headquarters premises.

Later, he spoke to all officers and other ranks. He also placed his signature in the VIP book in the SF-MLT Headquarters to mark the event.

A common tea party and a symbolic tree planting culminated the day’s proceedings.

Meanwhile, a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour presented by 19 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops saluted the outgoing 7th Commander of the SF-MLT, Major General P.U.S Vithanage during a military ceremony held on Tuesday (20) at the SFHQ-MLT premises.

Major General P.U.S Vithanage relinquished his office of the SFHQ-MLT to take up the office of the Commander, SFHQ-C.

The outgoing Commander addressed all ranks at the main auditorium and thanked them for their cooperation.

General Officers Commanding together with Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers and officers serving under the SFHQ-MLT attended the day’s event.