Lt. Gen. Denzil Kobbekaduwa Major General Wijaya Wimalarathne
One of the finest War Heroes in our contemporary history, Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa is remembered on 8th August by grateful fellow armed personal and populace of Sri Lanka as seventeen years have passed after his untimely bereavement.
Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa whose leadership and command brought about a lot of victories to Sri Lanka Army during shut to the beginning battles of the Eelam wars fell silent on 8th August 1992 along with military veterans, Major General Wijaya Wimalarathne, Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha, Lieutenant Colonel H.R Stephen, Lieutenant Colonel G. H. Ariyarathne, Lieutenant Colonel Y N Palipana, Commander Asanga Lankathilaka, Lieutenant Colonel Nalin de Alwis, Lieutenant Commander C. B. Wijepura and the soldier, Private W J Wickremasinghe while they were on military task in Araly Point in Kayts, Jaffna.
Lieutenant General Kobbekaduwa's Regiment, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), has organized a commemoration rite, together with spiritual performances at the "Rock House", SLAC Regimental Headquarters where floral wreaths would be laid in his honour.
In the meantime, special religious observances have been prearranged by Mrs. Laly Kobbekaduwa, together with family members, relations and close friends in Anuradhapura and Thanthirimale areas.
Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha Lt Colonel YN Palipana Lt Colonel HR Stephen Lt Colonel GH Ariyarathne
Lt Commander CB Wijepura Lt Commander Asanga Lankathilaka Major Nalin de Alwis Private WJ Wickremasinghe
Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa along with several other military best made the supreme sacrifice when Tiger terrorists activated a blast against their vehicle on 8th August 1992 as they were in Araly Point in Kayts, Jaffna.
Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa, an old Trinitian, joined the Sri Lanka Army on 25th May 1960. After the basic armed training at the Army Training centre, he left for Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK for further preparation and was commissioned to the Sri Lanka Armoured corps, as a Second Lieutenant afterwards on 03rd August 1962.
A series of remembrance religious behavior to mark the seventeen death birthday of the military chief, Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, the legendary War Hero of our times have been organized, giving fame to donation of dry food to less fortunate in Thanthirimale, conduct of alms givings and Bodhi Poojas, Dhamma sermons, etc.
Courtesy - army.lk
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