Army Chief visits Cardinal...
September 11, 2019
The Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence, Most Rev.Dr Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has blessed the office of the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva yesterday (10).
The Army Chief had paid obeisance to His Eminence at the Archbishop’s House in Colombo 8 yesterday afternoon upon assumption of his duties at the Army Headquarters.
Dr Ivan Vidanage, Personal Assistant to the Archbishop and Brigadier Manjula Karunarathne, Secretary, Army Christian Fellowship received the Commander on arrival at the premises.
During the Commander’s audience with the Archbishop, Lieutenant General Silva explained his vision for the Army in future, ongoing Army reconciliation efforts, Army renovation work of the devastated Zion church and the Katuwapitiya church, Nation-building tasks, and other humanitarian projects, now underway across the country.
Before his departure, the Commander presented a memento to His Eminence as a token of respect and appreciation. He also left a few lines of thoughts in the visitors’ book as memories of his audience with the Archbishop of Colombo.