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25th February 2021 16:02:10 Hours

New Central Commander Assumes Duties

Major General Ranjan Lamahewa of Gajaba Regiment assumed office as the new Commander, Security Forces - Central (SF-C) at his office in the Diyatalawa Army Cantonment on Wednesday (24) during a simple ceremony. He succeeds Major Kumara Jayapathirana who will shortly retire from the Army.

A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour soon after his arrival in the premises greeted him in accordance with military traditions before he participated in religious observances of Buddhist faith in the company of several Senior Officers.

Setting out his scope of work and duties, Major General Ranjan Lamahewa addressed Officers and Other Ranks and outlined the importance of working as a team for the progress of the organization while promoting its image. The day’s inauguration of the new office ended in an All Rank tea.

Before this new appointment, he had been serving as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 14 Division in Colombo under the Security Force Headquarters-West and also as the overall security commander of the Army Headquarters.

General Officers Commanding of 11 Division and 12 Division, Commanders of 111 Brigade, 112 Brigade, 121 Brigade, 122 Brigade and Commanding Officers of under command Battalions were there to greet him on the inauguration of his office.