16th December 2019 18:38:10 Hours
The Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) celebrated its 64th Anniversary on 15th December 2019 at the Rock House Camp, Colombo 15. The celebrations began on 29 November 2019 with the commemoration of fallen war heroes of the Corps who paid the supreme sacrifice to protect our motherland. The occasion was marked by wreath laying on 29 November 2019 at the Armour War Heroes Memorial Park, Anuradhapura by Major General S D T Liyanage WWV RWP ndc psc, Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps with the attendance of serving officers and families of fallen war heroes. Major General Sathyappriya Liyanage accepted the salute as the Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on the parade accorded by the troops of cavalry family before a highly attended gathering at the parade ground at Home of Armour. Corps Day activities included a colourful parade, awards presentation to excelled units and many exciting and joyful events. A centrepiece of the Day was the awarding ceremony where the SLAC Regiments were rewarded for their performances during the year. 4 Armoured Regiment won the “Silver Scout” for the Best Sports Regiment and General Deshamanya Sepal aAttygalle Memorial Trophy awarded for the Best All Round Regiment for the year 2019. 5th Reconnaissance Regiment won the awarded for the Best Regiment in training. The Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors of respective regiments accepted their awards from the Colonel Commandant amidst applaud from everyone present.