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.
10th May 2020 16:30:23 Hours
The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil flew to Jaffna on Friday17 April 2020 on an official visit to appreciate services rendered by Tri-forces and Police who are on high alert to prevent escalating pandemic in peninsula which is declared as a high risk area after COVID-19 patients were found.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence addressing troops encouraged Tri-forces and Police to continue their commitment in support of the government’s effort to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, he offered his best wishes on Sinhala and Tamil New Year to all member of Tri-forces, Police and Special Task Force, and urged them to continue their assistance to civil authorities and maintain essential services for the people living in Jaffna peninsula. The Secretary Defence paid a special tribute to members of health service such as Doctors, Nurses, Public Health Inspectors (PHI), etc for the valuable service they render in the fight against COVID - 19.
Commander Sri Lanka Air Force, Chief of National Intelligence, Commander Security Forces (Jaffna), Commander Northern Naval Command, Senior Officers of Tri Forces, Police and Special Task Force and other ranks of Tri Forces and Police participated in the event which was conducted maintaining guide lines on prevention of COVID - 19.