10th June 2021 19:03:56 Hours
213 recruits in Wasanthipuram Training School under command to the 64 Division, 641 Brigade and 14 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) and 224 recruits under command to the 643 Brigade and 13 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) began their recruit training courses on Monday (7).
Major General Upali Rajapaksha, Commander, Security Forces-Mullaittivu as the Chief Guest for the inaugural occasions delivered opening addresses. Their basic training is scheduled to conclude on 25 September 2021.
Major General Manjula Karunarathna, General Officer Commanding, 64 Division, Brigadier D.P.J.C Jayawardena, 641 Brigade Commander, Brigadier K.P.T Silva, Commander, 643 Brigade were among those who graced the event.
Those recruit programmes were launched on a conceptual guidance of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army to be in line with the 'Army Way forward Strategy 2020- 2025' through which some 35,000 recurits were to be enlisted to the Army in the next few months to replenish cadres.