11th February 2018 13:59:00 Hours
The newly-appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC) for 12 Division Major General Nishantha Wanniarachchi took office on Friday (9) amid military formalities at the 12 Division Headquarters, Hambantota.
A Guard Turnout presented by the troops of 10 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch saluted the new GOC on arrival at the premises.
Major General Wanniarachchi amid religious blessings left his signature for an official document and symbolized the acceptance of his new office.
Afterwards, he planted a sandalwood sapling in the premises as a symbol of memory.
Meanwhile, his predecessor Major General Haren Perera relinquished his duties on Thursday (8) as the 12 Division GOC in a similar military ceremony at the 12 Division Headquarters premises in Hambantota.
All Brigade Commanders, Senior Officers and Other Ranks were present during both ceremonies.