24th Death Anniversary of the late Lieutenant General Kobbekaduwa
[Aug 08 2016]
The 24th death anniversary of Late Lieutenant General
Denzil Kobbekaduwa, one of the country's renowned war veterans is
scheduled to be held today (8th Monday, August 2016). According to army
media sources several memorial programmes have been organized by his
Regiment Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) and his spouse, Mrs Laly
Kobbekaduwa in view of his 24th death anniversary.
Late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa together
with Major General Wijaya Wimalarathne, Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha,
Lieutenant Colonel H.R Stephen, Lieutenant Colonel G.H. Ariyarathne,
Lieutenant Colonel Y N Palipana, Commander Asanga Lankathilaka,
Lieutenant Colonel Nalin de Alwis, Lieutenant Commander C.B. Wijepura
and Private W.J Wickremasinghe were victims of a land mine attack at
Araly Point, Kayts in Jaffna on 8th August 1992.
Lt Gen Kobbekaduwa joined the Sri Lanka Army on 25th
May 1960. After completing basic training at the Army Training centre,
he left for the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, UK for further
training. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of the Sri Lanka
Armoured Corps, on 03rd August 1962. Lieutenant General Kobbekaduwa was
a renowned military officer who was instrumental in achieving victory in
many battles during the terrorist conflict.