Secretary Defence Addresses Troops in East
there are only three days to pass the year 2008 during which Security
Forces recorded remarkable victories against the LTTE, secretary defence
Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief
Marshal Donald Perera went to Welikanda in a bid to wish the troops in
the east courage and strength to continue their service to the
motherland in the oncoming new year.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath
Fonseka who was already on a visit to the east welcomed the Secretary
Defence and the CDS on their arrival and accompanied them to the
Security Forces Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) auditorium where Commander
SFHQ-E Major General Srinath Rajapaksa briefed on the present security
situation in the east.
Secretary Defence who addressed the Senior Officers of
the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and the STF (Special Task Force)
present at the auditorium issued further instructions on measures to
ensure security in the east.
Later, the secretary Defence addressing all ranks of
the Armed Forces and the Police who gathered at the SF-E Headquarters
premises commended their dedication to secure the integrity of the
motherland and conveyed his New Year wishes to them.
He also signed the Visitors' Book before leaving