Security Force Headquarters

22nd July 2019 09:31:48 Hours

New GOC of 59 Division Takes Office

Brigadier K.H.P.P Fernando on Friday (12) assumed duties as the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) as the 15th GOC of the 59 Division of the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) during a simple ceremony.

In accordance with military traditions, Brigadier K.H.P.P Fernando reviewed the Guard Turnout on arrival at the entrance to be welcomed by senior officers of the 59 Division. Afterwards, a Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the 59 Division saluted the new GOC.

A brief religious ceremony invoked blessings on the new office of Brigadier K.H.P.P Fernando who symbolically placed his signature for a formal document to signify the acceptance of the office. Planting of a sapling and a tea table culminated the inaugural ceremony.

Senior Officers of the Division, Officers and Other Ranks were also present at the occasion.