04th March 2019 10:22:30 Hours
Brigadier W.D.C.K Costa, the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 64 Division in Oddusuddan assumed duties as 12th GOC amid religious observances on Thursday (28).
A formal Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, presented by troops of the 64 Division 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. He succeeded Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera who has now been appointed the Director, Directorate of Personnel Administration.