Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Shavendra Silva said that it is utmost essential of the Sri Lanka Army to function in well-geared form, justifying every cent they consume from the
Lieutenant General Silva participating as the Chief Guest of the inauguration ceremony of ‘Refresher Training Workshop for Brigade Commanders’ at the Army Headquarters said that the President being an ex-Army Officer has kept utmost trust on the Security Forces, specially on the Sri Lanka Army to shoulder the gigantic task of rebuilding the Nation. “Therefore, it is a must that we render our service to this Nation, with our all might,” the Commander said delivering the opening address.
The workshop aims to upgrade knowledge and understanding of the operational and administrative process of the Army Headquarters for better streamlining the command and staff capabilities of Brigade Commanders.
“We have become the focus of our country where our people are willing to have the military patronage for everything they do. This implies that people of the county have the utmost faith that we would continue to be the saviour of them in future, too. Beware that there are many hawk eyes, observing what we do, how we spent, intending to question the rightfulness of the military tool to perform a particular task,” he said.
The Commander said that he believe professionalism, vigilance and the preparedness of the deployed forces would achieve the necessary deterrence, to prevent the recurrence of incidents that they experienced a few times back. “We have so far acted well, and as the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, I am sure, that we would be able to maintain this spirit in time to come as well.” he said.