To be an effective instrument to the Government Endeavour to cultivate national harmony in Jaffna Peninsula through uplifting the physical quality of life and spiritual value of the people.
26th August 2021 17:06:51 Hours
Three hundred and forty recruits who trained at the Battalion Training School in Vidaththalpalai, Jaffna passed out during a simple ceremony, after successful completion of their four - month basic training on Thursday 26 August 2021.
This recruit training course glimpsed its birth with the aim of exert a pull on Tamil and Sinhala speaking youths as recruits and transforming them to be professional soldiers while making them physically, mentally and morally fit to face future challenges of the army. This is the first - ever Recruit Course that pass out in Jaffna as part of the first phase of the recruitment of new soldiers to the Army. Three hundred and forty recruits including Tamil, Muslim and Sinhala youths passed out at the Battalion Training School in Vidaththalpalai, Jaffna to be in line with the ' Army Way Forward Strategy - 2020 - 2025 ' of the Commander of the Army.
Colonel SA Hettige RSP psc, Commander 522 Infantry Brigade graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest and delivered the closing address by emphasizing the soldier’s responsibilities and importance of maintaining of discipline, proper performance of duties etc. Further, he highlighted that troops are the cornerstone of state and human security, but their legitimacy and effectiveness depend on fulfilling their mission accountably within a framework of democratic, civilian control, rule of law and respect for human rights.
The recruits were trained at the Battalion Training School in Vidaththalpalai under the close supervision of Lieutenant Colonel RM Senevirathna RWP RSP USP, Chief Instructor, Battalion Training School in Vidaththalpalai.
S/2116005 Rec Vinushikan M received the award the Best Shot, S/2117721 Rec Arachi GSKM, received the award the Best Recruit and S/2020VFRD04103 Rec Kumara ET carried the Best in Physical Training award. They accepted those awards from the day's Chief Guest.
Senior officers, Officers, Other Ranks, newly recruit soldiers participated in the ceremony adhering to the army headquarters stipulated health guidelines.