26th June 2020 17:00:51 Hours
One of the proud soldiers-produced by the Gemunu Watch (GW), Major General Deshapriya Gunawardena, Director General of the Infantry at the Army Headquarters on the eve of his retirement from the Army was invited by the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva to his office at the AHQ on Friday (26) where the latter commended his dedicated services to the Army for more than three decades.
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva during the brief interaction reminisced memories and shared a few thoughts with the retiring Major General Deshapriya Gunawardena who has served a number of key appointments in the Army and the GW in particular.
The outgoing Senior Officer also thanked the Commander of the Army for his wishes and the thoughtfulness while mentioning about the encouragement he received from the Army Chief in the performance of his duties. Towards the end of the interaction, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva awarded a special memento to the retiree as a symbol of appreciation and commendation. The gesture was reciprocated.