Ex-Servicemen privileged with a permanent office building


Fulfilling a long felt need of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA), Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne laid foundation stone for the proposed SLESA’s building at a reserved plot of land in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Aug 17).

Gen. Gunaratne, the mainstay in outlining a land for SLESA’s new office was received by the SLESA President Maj. Gen. Upul Perera (Retd) on his arrival at the venue.

Accomplishing his pledge that he remarked at the 78th anniversary ceremony of the SLESA for such an office building, Defence Secretary laid the foundation at the auspicious time for the 10,032 Sqft two storied building complex on a unique land extent of 266 perches.

Foundation stone was laid amidst religious observances and blessings of the Maha Sangha. 

This Rs. 60 million worth much expected project will be handled by the Tri-Services until its completion. 

Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva, Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, Air Force Chief of Staff Air Vice Marshal Sampath Wickramarathne, SLESA Secretary General Lt. Col. Ajith Siyambalapitiya (Retd)  and SLESA staffers were present at the occasion.