16th October 2020 14:18:05 Hours
In keeping with the 71th Army Anniversary commemoration, all ranks at Security Force HQs on 10 October 2020 had their own commemorative events on a low-profile due to the resurgence of COVID-19 epidemic.
Security Force HQ-Mullaittivu held formalities on the Army Day (10), graced by Major General Jagath Rathnayake, Commander, Security Forces - MLT.
Flag hoisting, Reading of the Commander’s anniversary message to the troops and a tree-planting drive added colour to the day's commemoration at the SFHQ-MLT.
Brigadier Piyal Nanakkarawasam, Brigadier Admin and Quartering, Brigadier Sugath Rathnayake, Brigadier General Staff, Brigadier Nihal Samarawickrama, Brigadier Coordination (Volunteer Matters), officers and other ranks attended the commemorative events adhering to the health instructions.
Meanwhile, A total of 20 children enjoyed the meal and the arrangement was made on the the directions of Major General Jagath Rathnayake, Commander, Security Forces - Mullaittivu and Major General Priyantha Perera, General Officer Commanding, 59 Division.
Commanding Officer, 24 SLSR Lieutenant Colonel R. Rodrigo and his troops joined the occasion.