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Ceremony held to usher in the New Year

Ceremony held to usher in the New Year

[January 02 2018]

A ceremony was held at the Ministry to symbolically usher in the New Year, today (02nd January). Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest, held this morning.

The ceremony was conducted giving prominence to religious observances. Later all those gathered during the occasion took the Government Servant's Oath after the hoisting of the National Flag by the Secretary.

Making a brief a speech Secretary Waidyaratne, thanked all for their commitment to work and said that as this year has been announce as the Year of Food Production by the President, we as civil servants should strive with commitment to achieve national goals. He also conveyed his wishes for a very successful and prosperous year.

Later the Secretary together with the Secretary to the State Ministry of Defence Mr. Sunil Samaraweera joined with the others to enjoy a traditional breakfast spread.

Additional Secretaries, Commander of the Navy, Director General of the Coast Guard, Military Liaison Officer, heads of institutes coming under the purview of the Ministry, senior military officers and members of the Ministry staff were present at the occasion.


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