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Exclusive dress code introduced for all ex-servicemen

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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.”

  Comments - 19

  • unbiased Wednesday, 03 February 2021 03:55 PM

    seriously?? is this such a news worthy report in a crisis of pandemic, human rights allegations economic disaster? isn't there anything fruitful these clan could present ?

    prasanna Wednesday, 03 February 2021 04:11 PM

    what you people are nuts, we more thing to worry about other than a dress. don't think people are fools

    Jehan Wednesday, 03 February 2021 04:31 PM

    Nut cases have taken over the asylum.

    IGNATIUS RASIAH Wednesday, 03 February 2021 05:21 PM

    WHITEWASHING. There are other things to worry about.

    abc Wednesday, 03 February 2021 05:22 PM

    how about nilame suits?

    Chams Wednesday, 03 February 2021 05:45 PM

    Self important insanity to say the least!

    Joshua Wednesday, 03 February 2021 05:49 PM

    We are not worried even if they come in "amudae'. Seriously.

    Dee Wednesday, 03 February 2021 06:51 PM

    Now they go to the 'pola' fully kitted up!

    Nandasena Gopallawa Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:54 PM

    Best to put two grenades in their pockets too, in case of need.

    Nadi Karunaratne Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:57 PM

    More displacement activity. You have got bigger things to worry about.

    Roshan samarathunga Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:22 PM

    I am sorry yes you wage war against fellow countrymen. Are you crazy to be proud of. You must proud of your pay master’s family. Sri Lanka .

    Buddhist Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:36 PM

    What a crap, this is to identify people so that they do not go against the Govt. Defense Secretary FAIL.

    dickie bird Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:38 PM

    Don't we have more important things to worry and focus? We need sanity from you and not a dress code for retired. It does not serve the masses or have any purpose. whom are you attempting to impress or want to score brownie points? Want to get Gota dressed in one of them? GOSL is tight for funds unless U have takenover money printing. Stop these follies

    Buddhist Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:43 PM

    Weerasekera and this guy are clowns. They make some statement every day to stay in news papers.

    SarangaDS Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:44 PM

    No need to dress differently. Retired or ex-military often wear uniform on official occasions. Look at UK for instance.

    Sidath Thursday, 04 February 2021 03:30 AM

    Ex service men should wear civilian cloths not uniforms

    dot Thursday, 04 February 2021 04:14 AM

    All work for some essential services .they wear the dress to suit their work .go home and retire and be happy normal .so why this ? a carry forward ..

    Yoda Thursday, 04 February 2021 05:59 AM

    Complete with army green 'satakayas'!

    Sam Thursday, 04 February 2021 06:16 AM

    Wow from the National flag Lion symbol the Exclusive dress code. Is it inside, backside, or both?

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