Defence Ministry ushers in New Year
[Jan 02 2017]
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena
Hettiarachchi was the chief guest at the New Year ceremony held at the
Ministry premises today (02nd Monday, January 2017).
The event was held giving prominence to religious
observances. After the hoisting of the national flag and singing the
national anthem, those gathered observed two minutes of silence in
memory of the fallen War Heroes. Subsequently, ministry's staff took the
Government Servant's Oath.
Making his new year address, Secretary Hettiarachchi
noted the Ministry's future vision and objectives for the year 2017. He
requested all to strive towards achieving national goals which includes
reconciliation, development and to eliminate poverty. Secretary also
extended his New Year wishes to all. Later all those present joined in
to partake a traditional breakfast.
Secretary to the State Ministry of Defence Mr. APG
Kithsiri, additional secretaries, distinguished invitees, Military
Liaison Officer and a large number of MoD staff were present at the