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.
08th August 2020 18:19:41 Hours
The 28th death anniversary of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa and several other military War Heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country took place on Saturday, 08 August 2020 amidst military honours at the monument in Araly where Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna participated as the Chief Guest.
Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, one of the finest warriors ever-produced by the Army in our contemporary history, fell silent on 08 August 1992, along with a few more fellow military veterans and soldiers, Major General Wijaya Wimalarathne, Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha, Colonel H P Stephen, Colonel Y N Palipana, Colonel G H Ariyarathne, Lieutenant Colonel Nalin de Alwis, Lieutenant Commander Asanga Lankathilaka, , Lieutenant Commander C B Wijepura and Corporal Wickramarathne W J while they were on a military assignment in Araly Point, Kayts, Jaffna.
Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, an old Trinitian, joined the Sri Lanka Army on 25th May 1960. After the basic military training at the Army Training Centre, he left for Sandhurst, UK to receive further training at the prestigious Royal Military Academy before he was commissioned to the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, as a Second Lieutenant on 3rd August 1962.
Floral wreath-laying and heralding the Last Post brought the day’s commemorative event to an end. A gathering of grateful Officers of the Tri Forces and Other Ranks of the Army were present at the occasion.