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131 Newly Commissioned Officers Join the Army

131 Officer Cadets including 26 Lady Officer Cadets joined the Sri Lanka Army as Second Lieutenants at a Commissioning ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Military Academy in Diyatalawa yesterday (22). The Passing-Out Parade was graced by the Secretary to the President, Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and the Army Commander, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka. Defence Attaches of Diplomatic establishments, Senior Army Officers, parents and well wishes were also present.

Delivering his key note address, Mr. Lalith Weerathunga said that the newly commissioned officers will "become part of the great and proud machinery that will protect us from any internal or external threat"

"There cannot be any better profession than protecting one's motherland", he further added.

Mr. Weerathunga also appreciated the sacrifice the parents have made in allowing their sons and daughters to join the Sri Lanka Army. Addressing parents he said "you are the most honoured guests this morning. You have gifted your most valuable asset to the nation to protect all of us without being selfish, particularly, in times of a threat to the national security of our country. You have done your part towards the protection of our beloved country. Thank you very much. The whole nation is grateful to you"

Among the newly commissioned officers were 32 Officer Cadets (Intake 62) who had joined the Sri Lanka Military Academy and received Bachelor's Degrees in Military Studies from the Sabaragamuwa University.

Among the others who received commissioning in the Sri Lanka Army were 38 Officer Cadets of the Kotelawala Defence University (Intake 62B) who had successfully completed military training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy. Intake 62B includes a Lady Officer Cadet and two Maldivian Cadets. 23 Officer Cadets of Intake 63, 5 Lady Officer Cadets of Intake 8, 13 Voluntary Officer Cadets of Intake 44 and 20 Voluntary Lady Officer Cadets of Intake 6 also received commissioning in the Sri Lanka Army.

The President's Award and the Trophy presented by the Signals Corps to the Officer Cadet Passing Out First in Order of Merit and the Sword of Honour presented to the Best All Round Officer Cadet of Intake 62 was warded to KTR Sirimanna.

The President's Award and the Trophy presented by the Armoured Corp to the Officer Cadet Passing Out First in Order of Merit and the Sword of Honour presented to the Best All Round Officer Cadet of Intake 62B was warded to LNN De Silva.

The President's Award and the Trophy presented by the Signals Corps to the Officer Cadet Passing Out First in Order of Merit was awarded to AWPD Gunasinghe of Intake 63. The Sword of Honour presented to the Best All Round Officer Cadet of Intake 63 was awarded to PGTS Premachandra.

In the Regular Lady Officer Cadet Intake 08, the President's Award and the Trophy presented by the Sri Lanka Military Academy to the Officer Cadet Passing Out First in Order of Merit was awarded to HHH De Silva. The Sash of Honour presented to the Best All Round Officer Cadet was awarded to MR Sinharage.

The President's Award and the Trophy presented by the Sri Lanka Light Infantry to the Officer Cadet Passing Out First in Order of Merit of the Voluntary Officer Cadet Intake 44 was awarded to YGLM Herath.

The President's Award and the Trophy presented by the Sri Lanka Military Academy to the Officer Cadet Passing Out First in Order of Merit and the Sash of Honor presented to the Best All Round Officer Cadet of the Voluntary Lady Officer Cadet Intake 06 were both awarded to LS Hettiarachchige.

 

 

Courtesy :MCNS

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