Major General MHSB Perera RWP RSP USP ndu psc assumed duties in the Office on 08 Tuesday as Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force after a formal military formalities being accomplished in keeping with military traditions at the Volunteer Force Headquarters premises at Kosgama.
The day’s proceedings scheduled in connection with the commencement of the Office as the Commandant began on his arrival to the venue. He was warmly received by Brigadier W H D Mahanada, the Deputy Commandant and Brigadier K Prematilleke, the Principal Staff Officer. After reviewing the Guard Turnout accorded by troops of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, the senior Officer walked to the office and placed his signature on an official document, symbolizing the formal acceptance of the Office on his new appointment at the auspicious time.
A large number of senior Officers including Colonels Coordinating Officers, Chief Coordinators of Civil Affairs, Liaison Officers, Commanding Officers of the Volunteer Battalions and the Officers & Other Ranks of the Volunteer Force Headquarters attended the occasion to congratulate on his new appointment.
Afterwards, the Commandant planted a sapling of naa to signify his inauguration in the Office. Subsequently, the Commandant was accorded a tea attended by all invitee Officers and the serving members of the Headquarters followed by the Troops Address. The Commandant underscored the significance of discipline and training of military personnel without which an army cannot march long. The Commandant further elaborated on the requirement of uplifting the living standards of the Officers and soldiers while creating a better place to discharge their duties which in turn the organization reaps increased productivity. The Vision of the Commandant unveiled at the occasion will be passed to each and every soldier in the ground through the representatives from the Battalions deployed island wide.
The Commandant took time to educate the troops in attendance on the significance of following the “5S” System which engages the Volunteer Force members through the use of standards and discipline in managing the workshop.