Friday, 08 November 2019 12:05

President declares open new Army HQ

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The new Army Headquarters equipped the latest technology and security systems was declared opened today (8) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The new Army Headquarters was constructed on a 77 acre land in AKuregoda, Pellawatte at a cost of Rs 53.3 billion.

It is considered the largest construction project ever taken place in Sri Lanka.

The new Headquarters will house all branch offices of the Army that are currently spread out across the country.

The ceremony was attended by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene.

The new headquarters is expected to save more than Rs 50 million monthly, which is currently being spent to rent offices in various locations or the use of the Army.

(Colombo Gazette)

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