Wednesday, May 20, 2009


FOR A NATION that has been held captive by a bunch of inhuman terrorists for over three decades, dedication and commitment amply displayed by thousands of heroic Army troops was the only solace peace – loving people in Sri Lanka have had all this time.

The country’s fate, thanks to the unmatched leadership, courage, determination and more importantly because of the commitment of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Tri Service chiefs, turned towards a momentous path of victory.

The Mavil Aru turning point in the contemporary military history, which laid the foundation for the onset of eternal peace in Sri Lanka after decimation of three-decade old evil powers, set the wheels of change in motion.

Commander of the Army, General Sarath Fonseka, who was accorded a historic Guard of Honour Wednesday (20) morning at Army Headquarters upon his return to the highest mantle of his military career as the first-ever serving General to continue as Commander of the Army after President Rajapaksa as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces promoted him and other two service chiefs to their next ranks.

General Sarath Fonseka upon his arrival at the venue inspected the Guard Turnout and was conducted by Parade Commander, Major General Jayanath Perera to receive the Guard of Honour, accorded by soldiers of his own Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment.

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