18th January 2019 10:28:37 Hours
Brigadier G.W.D.K Jayathilake, the new General Officer Commanding, 12 Division in Hambantota assumed duties amid religious observances on Wednesday (16).
A formal Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, presented by 9 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops greeted him in accordance with military traditions on arrival at the premises. Afterwards, he left his signature in a formal document to signify the acceptance of his new office.
To give symbolic value to the occasion, the new GOC after a while planted a sapling in the premises before he addressed the troops as a formality. An All Rank tea table ended the day’s itinerary.