13th September 2017 18:35:23 Hours
As the Sri Lanka Army’s state-of-the-art mega Field Training Exercise, ‘Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’ is reaching its final phases, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, paid a visit to the Operational Headquarters of the Exercise at Minneriya Infantry Training Centre (ITC) with a view to taking a firsthand glimpse of the proceedings.
An appraisal meeting that followed afterwards enlightened the Commander on the status quo by several respective Officers representing Special Forces, Commando Regiment, Navy and Air Force after the Exercise Director Major General Aruna Jayasekera presented a comprehensive picture of the progress of the Exercise with special focus on the ‘critical engagement’ scheduled on Thursday (14).
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake during the meeting inquired into different aspects of previous experiences and what needed to be done as improvements to the ongoing Exercise as it operates in full swing.
Brigadier Suraj Bansajaya, Commandant, ITC welcomed the Commander of the Army on arrival at ITC Minneriya before a Guard Turnout honoured him at the entrance to the ITC.
The appraisal meeting was attended by Major General Aruna Jayasekara, Director Exercise - 'Cormorant Strike', Major General Nandana Senadeera, Commander, Security Forces - East and Major General G.V Ravipriya, Director General Army Training, Brigadier H.P Ranasinghe, Centre Commandant, Special Forces Regiment, other Deputy/Additional Directors of the Exercise and all Brigade Commanders participating in the Exercise.