19th January 2021 13:23:04 Hours
A formal ceremony took place on Saturday (16) in connection with the inauguration of office of the newly-appointed Commander Security Forces - Wanni Major General Hemantha Bandara, the 22nd Commander of the Security Force HQ - Wanni (SFHQ-W).
As the first segment of the ceremony, the new Commander Security Forces - Wanni was accorded a Guard Turnout at the entrance to the premises of the Headquarters of the Security Forces- Wanni. Then he paid tribute to fallen war heroes by laying a floral wreath at the SFHQ monument. Later on, 7 SLSR troops attending the ceremony presented a Guard of Honour.
Thereafter amid religious observances, he placed his signature for a formal document and left memories by planting a mango sapling in the premises and joined for a group photograph with senior officers. Afterwards he addressed all ranks and joined all ranks for refreshments at the Other Ranks’ Mess at the SFHQ Wanni.
General Officers Commanding of Divisions, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Officers of SFHQ (Wanni), Officers and NCOs were present at the office inauguration ceremony.