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Be accountable for assets maintained from public money – Defence Secretary

COLOMBO (News 1st); Being a developing country, where the government constantly allocates a considerable portion of its revenue for the country’s defence, even amidst the current economic and political crisis, it is your responsibility to be accountable for your assets which are maintained from the public money, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne on 22nd July.“The more you reach higher in the ladder; the more you are expected to act responsibly” he also said.Gen.

Gunaratne expressed these remarks while gracing a vibrant Commissioning Ceremony of the Navy’s Midshipmen, as the Chief Guest, held at the prestigious ‘Naval and Maritime Academy’ (NMA) in Trincomalee. Chairperson of the MOD Seva vanitha unit Mrs.

Chithrani Gunaratne was also present at the occasion.Further addressing the new young officers he went on saying “Navy will always trust you with its assets at your hands and you must ensure the proper utilisation of those to attain desired aims while preserving the same for the long run”.Gen. Gunaratne was received by the Navy Chief Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Commandant of the NMA Commodore Damian Fernando, upon his arrival at the Navy’s highest seat of training and education situated at the vicinity of enticing port city of Trincomalee.Afterwards, the Chief Guest was accorded a ceremonial Guard of Honour in keeping with the long held naval traditions.

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