The inaugural session of the Conference of Officers of Tri forces
and Senior Non- commissioned Officers under President's patronage
[November 27 2018]
Maithripala Sirisena said there
is a need for a solution for the
issue of the retirement of Army
officers in an age where they
can best serve the country as
highly skilled persons with
knowledge, understanding, and
experiences without limits. He
said as the Commander-in-Chief,
he is ready to provide solutions
to the issue of retired
The President said this addressing the inaugural
session of the Conference of Officers of Tri Forces and Senior
Non-commissioned Officers held at Aththidiya Regal Lake side today (26).
It is an issue faced by the officers of Tri forces as
what to do after their retirement, said the President mentioning that
the state intervention is much needed on this matter.
The President said that distributing knowledge,
identifying problems, facing challenges, is essential in professional
life as well as in personal life.
He said that he has a great respect and faith towards
the Tri forces as the Commander-in-Chief and expressed appreciation for
the contribution made by the Tri forces in national security,
development as well as welfare.
The Conference was held under the theme, "The
professional duty of the commissioned officers of Tri forces and senior
non- commissioned officers facing challenges". The objective of this
Conference is to build a back ground for commissioned officers of Tri
forces and senior non- commissioned officers to accomplish duties while
maintaining positive inter relationships and expanding knowledge and to
conduct duties with acquired skills and leadership qualities towards the
development of the organization, utilizing modern technology and
professional expertise. This Conference is held for the first time by
Sri Lanka Army will be held every year in the future.
Secretary of Ministry of Defense, Hemasiri Fernando,
Chief of Defence Staff and Commanders of Tri Forces, were present in