11th January 2021 12:29:51 Hours
Extending best wishes for future endeavours and heaping praise on his dedicated services to the Army for more than three decades, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (11) during a meeting at the Commander's office wished retiring Major General Jayashantha Gamage, Military Secretary (MS) and Colonel of the Regiment, Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) best of luck after awarding him a special memento.
Major General Jayashantha Gamage, one of the proud Gajaba Regiment (GR)-groomed soldiers during the brief interaction recalled memories during his career and shared a few thoughts with General Shavendra Silva who is also the Colonel of the Regiment, GR. Major General Gamage has served a number of key appointments in the Army and the GR throughout his career. The Army Chief also commended him for his excellent performance in particular as the Military Secretary, an office that administers all key appointments in the organization at a time the country is geared to carry out multifaceted nation-building tasks.
The outgoing Senior Officer also thanked the Commander of the Army for his wishes, greetings and the thoughtfulness while mentioning about the encouragement he received from the Army Chief in the performance of his duties throughout his career. 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.