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Commander delivers memorial oration

Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sumangala Dias delivers the memorial oration.
Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sumangala Dias delivers the memorial oration.

The 7th annual memorial General Deshamanya Denis Perera oration organised by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) was delivered by Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sumangala Dias at the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University on August 11.

Air Marshal Dias delivered the memorial oration under the theme, “The Role of Defence Establishment in Facing New Threat Dimensions while ensuring National Harmony”.

Tri Service Commanders and a large gathering of serving and retired officers of tri-services and relatives of General Deshamanya Denis Perer participated.

The late General Deshamanya Denis Perera, a past student of St. Peter’s College, served as the Commander of the Army from 1977 to 1981. Following his retirement from the Army, he was appointed as the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia. Later he became the Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. In honour of his commendable service to the nation, he was awarded the title of Deshamanya by the Government of Sri Lanka in 2000.

 


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