Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya today urged the troops to maintain the highest standards of discipline as a matter of much importance.
He said this while addressing the soldiers as they met for the first time for the New Year.
The commander recalled that Sri Lanka is now entering a new revived stage of development and as a professional Army, they are all the time prepared to serve the country.
“I appreciate and take pride in the cooperation and dedication you all have shown to the country’s forward-march to development,” he said.
He said that one of the prioritized objectives of the army during this year is the enhancement of training opportunities at local and international levels.
“This includes proficiency training at private level, battalion training, joint military exercises, international training rounds, language training sessions, etc,” he said.
The Commander said that as members of the Army who are round the clock prepared to extend services while winning the hearts and minds of the general public, should always maintain the highest standards of discipline as a matter of much importance.
“While further promoting the image of the Army which traces its roots to a proud history, you all should sustain and enhance the prestigious Army image like in previous years in the year 2013, too through dedicated work,” he said.