23rd February 2021 23:23:44 Hours
Major General Harendra Ranasinghe, the newly-appointed Commander Security Forces Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) assumed his office as 16th Commander of the Security Forces Kilinochchi on 20 February 2021.
As military formalities, a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour were presented to the newly-appointed Commander Security Forces Kilinochchi by the troops of 8th Medium Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery.
Amid chanting of 'Seth Pirith' by Maha Sangha, the new Commander Security Forces Kilinochchi symbolically accepted his new appointment, placing his signature for an official document to signify inauguration of his new office. Later on, the Commander planted a sapling inside the Headquarters premises and left memories. Subsequently, the newly-appointed Commander Security Forces Kilinochchi posed for group photographs with under command Formation Commanders, Commander Forward Maintenance Area and Staff at the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi.
After, he made the customary address to the troops and stated the importance of performing assigned duties with dedication and commitment and promotion of their professional skills through constant training as soldiers of this proud organization. Further, he also insisted the need for protection of the Army's image through maintenance of highest standards of discipline at all levels and requested all of them to carry out duties of the Security Force Headquarters- Kilinochchi in an efficient and effective manner.
General Officers Commanding, Commander Forward Maintenance Area, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Officers, Officers and Other Ranks were presented during the day’s event.