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Security Forces (Central)

18th January 2019 10:28:37 Hours

12 DIVISION NEW GOC ASSUMES OFFICE

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.