Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva on 29 June, addressing a representative gathering of about 175 senior officers from the army headquarters and those serving nearby formations, called upon the Army to sustain the reputation of the organisation by strictly adhering to disciplinary code.
Lieutenant General De Silva, specific in his articulation throughout the near one-hour address, also did not mince his words to speak out his thoughts on a couple of areas of relevance to the senior officers.
He opined that maintaining the Army’s reputation was much tougher than earning it. He also spoke about the necessity to do the right thing at the right time.
He also pointed out that the commitment and dedication of his predecessors and those still serving had pushed the Army ahead of all other organisations. In the same vein, a breach of discipline by one person causes embarrassment to everyone within the organisation. “Let not acts of ill-discipline reach my office,” the Commander remarked.