14th January 2021 07:07:45 Hours
The Army's 3 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) Regiment bade farewell to the retiring Chief of Staff and Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Signals Major General Prabath Dematanpitiya on Sunday (10) at the 3 SLSC Regiment Headquarters in Palaly, Jaffna.
After Lieutenant Colonel N.P. A Mendis, Commanding Officer, 3 SLSC received the day's Chief Guest, the traditional ceremonial Guard Turnout greeted him before he was guided to the Regiment’s Monument to pay the floral tribute to memory of fallen Heroes of the Regiment. It followed the planting of a sapling in front of the Regimental Headquarters to mark his final official visit to his 3 SLSC where he served as the 14th Commanding Officer of the Regiment.
The outgoing Colonel Commandant addressed the troops upon the invitation of the Commanding Officer and thanked everyone for the support extended to him. During the same occasion, the Commanding Officer presented a souvenir to the Colonel Commandant in appreciation of his reputed service, rendered to the Regiment during his tour of duty. Refreshments at the Officers' Mess culminated the day's proceedings.