An exclusive dress-code has been introduced for the retired service personnel to be worn at the functions of national value and service oriented as well as at non-military functions organized by the civil establishments.
Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said that the grandeur and the prestige of ex-servicemen have to be reflected with the glory and the professional status they deserve.
He said this while addressing the illustrious ex-servicemen of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) at the Defence Services College Auditorium, Colombo yesterday evening.
“Taking the conception over the table with high-ranking ex-servicemen and the Tri-Forces Commanders, this exclusive dress code was designed,” he said.
Next of kin of the fallen war heroes are entitled to wear the medals on the right-side chest along with the dresses stipulated.
Rejoicing the pleasure of a novel dress-code announced, he said “It is a privilege to wear this beret even after the retirement, at special occasions” and he continued stating that “Having tendered the retirement as victorious military men, on completion of a meritorious service, the comradeship we cherished derives into mind, when wearing those medals and the beret.”