18th February 2021 19:27:36 Hours
General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (18) after inviting retiring Major General Manoj Lamahewa, General Officer Commanding of the 59 Division, one of the Senior Officers of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) on the eve of the latter's retirement from the Army commended him for his dedicated services to the Army for more than three decades.
General Shavendra Silva during the brief interaction shared a few thoughts with the retiring Major General Manoj Lamahewa who has served several key appointments in the Army and the Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment 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, General Shavendra Silva awarded a special memento to the retiree as a symbol of appreciation and commendation. The gesture was reciprocated.