New Sri Lanka Army Headquarters declared open in Akuregoda

New Sri Lanka Army Headquarters declared open in Akuregoda

Written by Staff Writer

08 Nov, 2019 | 3:40 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The newly constructed Sri Lanka Army Headquarters was declared open in Akuregoda in Pelawatta, Battaramulla under the auspices of President Maithiripala Sirisena. The building was constructed at a cost of Rs. 53.3 billion and is also considered the largest construction project in the country.

The event to open the Army Headquarters was attended by the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra De Silva, Air Force Commander Air Marshall Sumangala Dias, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijeywardana and several senior officials from the Army.

President Maithripala Sirisena was awarded a 21 gun salute before the Army headquarters was declared open. The President also inspected the structure of the military headquarters. The project was designed to bring the Armed Forces Headquarters to a single location.

77 Acres of land was allocated by the Ministry of Defence to construct the Army Head Quarters while foundation stone was laid on the 11th of March 2011. The complex is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and security systems.

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