19th February 2016 03:32:38 Hours
The newly-appointed, Major General K.M.U. Wijerathne, Commander Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) in order to meet soldiers serving elsewhere and be informed of specific duties, assigned to the 23 Division Headquarters 231, 232 and 233 Brigades under command to it, visited those formations during February 6-8.
On arrival at Punani 23 Division Headquarters, the visiting SFHQ-E Commander was warmly greeted to a Guard Turnout and received by Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division.
Major General Hettiarachchi afterwards presented a detailed account of the roles and tasks of his Division and elaborated on ongoing 23 Division undertaken community-oriented projects in his area of responsibility and other current concerns.
A formal troop address and planting of a tree sapling at the 23 Division premises as a token of memory brought the day’s itinerary at the 23 Division Headquarters to an end.
Afterwards, the visiting East Commander called at the 231 Brigade Headquarters, 232 Brigade Headquarters and the 233 Brigade Headquarters where he was respectively welcomed by Brigade Commanders, Brigadier N.D.S.P Niwunhella, Brigadier A.I Marasinghe and Brigadier N. Hathurusinghe.
Separate programmes in those Headquarters and under command Battalions educated the visiting Major General Wijerathne on their current projects.