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Sri Lanka Army

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19th October 2021 12:57:32 Hours

New Commander 1 Corps Assumes Office

Major General Harendra Ranasinghe the newly-appointed Commander of 1 Corps - Kilinochchi commenced his duties as 1st Commander of 1 Corps by placing his signature on an official document on 18 October 2021 at his office.

As per military formalities, a parade was presented to the newly-appointed Commander of 1 Corps by the troops of all formations and, before he made the customary address to the troops. During the speech, he stated the importance of performing the assigned duties with dedication and commitment and promotion of their professional skills through constant training as soldiers of this proud organization. Later, the Commander 1 Corps planted a sapling inside the Headquarters premises, followed by all ranks tea to mark the event.

General Officers Commanding 53 and 58 Divisions representing Reserve Strike Force and Commando, Special Forces Brigades representing Special Operations Forces, Commander Forward Maintenance Area - Kilinochchi, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Officers, Officers and Other Ranks were present at the event.