08th May 2022 12:38:13 Hours
Major General G R R P Jayawardena RWP RSP ndu of Sinha Regiment assumed office as the 23rd Commander of Security Forces - East at his office on 06th May 2022 during a simple ceremony. He succeeds Major General PML Chandrasiri WWV RWP RSP ndu who will shortly retire from the Army.
A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour soon after his arrival in the premises greeted him in accordance with military traditions before he participated in religious observances of Buddhist faith in the company of several Senior Officers.
Major General Priyantha Jayawardena addressed Officers and Other Ranks and outlined the importance of working as a team for the progress of the organization while promoting its image.
General Officers Commanding of under command Divisions, Commander of Forward Maintenance Area - East together with Senior Officers, Officers of SFHQ East were there to greet him on the inauguration of his office.
Before this new appointment, he had been serving as the General Officer Commanding of the 57 Division in Kilinochchi District under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu.