Published on: February 2, 2024

Army Commander Commended for Historic Parachute Jump

In a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat today (02), Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, the Commander of the Army, received commendation for his ground-breaking static parachute jump. The event, officiated by Mr. Sagala Ratnayake, Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff, along with Mr. E. M. S. B. Ekanayake, Secretary to the President, celebrated Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage as a dedicated and highly trained military leader.

The placement of the parachute insignia (Airborne) on the Army Commander’s uniform serves as a symbolic representation of this extraordinary accomplishment, signifying Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage’s unparalleled dedication to pushing boundaries and leading by example.


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