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08th July 2019 18:30:53 Hours

Security Force Commander - West Relinquishes to Take Over New Responsibilities

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security Forces - West relinquished his office as the Commander, Security Forces -West to take over his new appointment as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) during a brief ceremony on Tuesday (9) at the SFHQ-West premises in Panagoda.

The outgoing General was honoured in a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour parade by the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps Regimental troops of the Panagoda Army Cantonment in accordance with military formalities. He was also invited to open the newly-constructed main entrance to the cantonment.

The event concluded with an All Rank tea where the General Officers Commanding of 14 and 58 Divisions, respective Brigade Commanders, staff at the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) participated.

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage who served nearly one and half year as the Commander, SFHQ-West would remain as the Overall Operations Commander (OOC) in addition to his designated new appointment.