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Fonseka disappointed with decision to shift army headquarters

Fonseka said the current Government shows more respect to the army and is doing more for the welfare of the soldiers than the former regime. (Colombo Gazette) He said that most countries maintain the army headquarters at their historic locations but the former Government allowed the Sri Lanka army headquarters to be demolished and for a new one to be built in Battaramulla. Former army commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today expressed disappointment at the decision taken by the former Government to shift the army headquarters to Battaramulla.Fonseka told Parliament today that the Galle Face property which housed the army headquarters was sold to a foreign firm for a hotel project, disrespecting the service rendered by the army to the Nation.

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