21st December 2017 09:50:26 Hours
The Sri Lanka Armoured Corps paid a bid farewell to its most loyal son, Major General M P Peiris RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc on Wednesday (11th Aug). The former Chief of Staff of the Army and the Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps has received a big salute on his retirement at the end 36 years of active service as the iconic feature of the cavalry family. The day programme commenced with the arrival on Major General Milinda Peiris and he was welcomed by the Lt Col L K T Fernando RSP, the commanding officer of the 1st Reconnaissance Regiment following a Guard Turnout. The colorful parade was reviewed by the outgoing Colonel Commandant, accompanied by the Parade Commander together with Brigadier D T Gamage psc, Centre Commandant and Brigadier R G U Rajapaksha RSP psc, Commander Armoured Brigade in accordance with military traditions.
Meanwhile, Major General Milinda Peiris, placed his official signature and handed over the responsibilities of the Colonel Commandant of the SLAC to his successor, Major General N Udawatta WWV RSP VSV USP ndc psc.A tree sapling at Rock House camp premises followed by an All Rank Tea culminated the day’s proceedings.Mrs. Nilanjani Peiris, outgoing President of the Armour Ladies Club also attended the ceremony.At the end of the events, the outgoing Colonel Commandant was awarded a street lining farewell bids ‘Jaya Sri by officers and other ranks of the SLAC.At the evening a farewell dinner also held with the participation of officers and ladies of cavalry family. Major General N Udawatta WWV RSP VSV USP ndc psc, Adjutant General, Major General B A Perera RSP USP ndu psc, Director General General Staff, Major General S D T Liyanage WWV RWP ndc psc, Military Liaison Officer at MOD together with Council Members, Senior Officers, Officers and their spouses participated in both occasions.