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Army ready at all times - Commander

Army Commander Lt. General Shavendra Silva said the army attaches the highest degree of priority to national security needs at all times while being prepared to face any internal or external threats.

In his address on the first working day of the year at the Army headquarters he said: “It is with pride I state that you all as members of the Army are rendering an exceptional role of duty after the culmination of Humanitarian Operations.

The Army is currently engaged in the national development process giving its professional expertise while strengthening the component of sustainable peace,” the Commander remarked.

“All Sri Lankans are aware that you all serving a dignified organization are supporting humanitarian needs going beyond the call of your duty and the mandate.

This was once again re-endorsed during the most recent natural disasters that occurred with torrential rains across the country, for which all of you responded swiftly and responded accordingly by restoring normalcy in those areas,” Lt.Gen.Shavendra Silva said.

He also recalled sacrifices made by fallen War Heroes, injured War Heroes and those who contributed to the Humanitarian Operations before May 2009 and wished their families best of luck for the New Year. He also called upon all of them to sustain the good image the Army has earned to-date and pursue future roles with highest standards of professionalism and discipline.

Chief of Staff Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage and Adjutant General, Major General Nevil Weerasinghe were present.

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