Secretary attends Special Forces Passing Out
[Nov 20 2016]
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena
Hettiarachchi was the chief guest at the Passing Out of the 47th batch
of the Special Forces Basic Training Course at the Special Forces
Training School (SFTS) in Maduraoya Yesterday (19th Saturday, November).
The 229 strong batch includes 09 officers and 220
Secretary Hettiarachchi was received by the Commander
of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva upon his arrival at
thye venue. He was also accorded a guard turn out by the troops.
Speaking at the ceremony Secretary Hettiarachchi said
that the Special Forces of the Army was in the forefront during the
humanitarian operation and highly appreciated the dedication and
strength shown by the SF troops in protecting the motherland. He also
noted that SF troops who are passing out today have to serve the county
in protecting law and peace in the motherland. Secretary also expressed
his gratitude to the parents for giving the consent to their beloved
sons to join the Special Forces to render a honorable service to the
During the ceremony parachute jumps, martial art, combat riding,
urban fighting, physical agility and combat efficiency displays were
performed by the SF personnel.
Senior army officers and family members of the SF
personnel Passing Out today were also present at the occasion.