Ceremony held to usher in the New Year
[January 02 2018]
ceremony was held at the Ministry to symbolically usher in the New Year,
today (02nd January). Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila
Waidyaratne PC graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest, held this
The ceremony was conducted giving prominence to
religious observances. Later all those gathered during the occasion took
the Government Servant's Oath after the hoisting of the National Flag by
Making a brief a speech Secretary Waidyaratne, thanked
all for their commitment to work and said that as this year has been
announce as the Year of Food Production by the President, we as civil
servants should strive with commitment to achieve national goals. He
also conveyed his wishes for a very successful and prosperous year.
Later the Secretary together with the Secretary to the
State Ministry of Defence Mr. Sunil Samaraweera joined with the others
to enjoy a traditional breakfast spread.
Additional Secretaries, Commander of the Navy,
Director General of the Coast Guard, Military Liaison Officer, heads of
institutes coming under the purview of the Ministry, senior military
officers and members of the Ministry staff were present at the occasion.