Sunday, January 4, 2009

Secretary Defence visits Air Force Bases

Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Air Force bases at Hingurakgoda, Chainabay and Katunayaka yesterday, 3 January, in order to be grateful for the exceptional service rendered by the SLAF towards the achievement of the Wanni release unpleasant in Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu fronts.
Base Commander of Hingurakgoda bottom, Wing Commander D.K Wanigasooriya, welcomed Secretary Defences when he at home at Hingurakgoda Air Base throughout his visit. Addressing the officers and airmen of the MI-24 regiment, Secretary Defence praised their promise by initiation close air hold up missions to assist earth troops throughout the winning Wanni release offensive.
Later, he visited Chainabay Air Force bottom and Base leader Group Captain Wijitha Gunarathna welcomed the Secretary Defence. After addressing the officers and airmen of the Chainabay base Defence Secretary flew to Katunayaka.
Base Commander of Katunayaka Air Base, Air Commodore C.R Gurusinghe welcomed the Secretary Defence in his influx to Katunayaka. Speaking to officers and airmen of No 12 (MI-27), No 10 (Kfir) and No5 (F-7) squadrons, Secretary Defence expressed his thanks valued the service rendered by them for the achievement of Wanni fight.
Defence Secretary was accompanied by Air Force leader Air Marshal Roshan Gunathilaka and a few older officials of the Air Force head office.

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