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    War Hero Lt. Gen. Denzil Kobbekaduwa remembered

    August 09, 2018

    The 24th death anniversary of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa and several other military War Heroes who laid their lives for the country took place yesterday near Denzil Kobbekaduwa statue at Anuradhapura town in the presence of Mrs Laly Kobbekaduwa, family members and a host of military Officers.

     


    Mrs Kobbekaduwa laid floral wreaths and troops of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) presented honours.

     


    Lieutenant General Kobbekaduwa fell silent on August 8, 1992 along with a few more fellow military veterans and soldiers, 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 Private W.J Wickremasinghe while they were on a military assignment in Araly Point, Kayts, Jaffna.

     


    Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, an old Trinitian, joined the Sri Lanka Army on 25 May 1960. After the basic military training at the Army Training centre, he left for Sandhurst, UK to receive further training at the prestigious Royal Military Academy before he was commissioned to the Sri Lanka Armoured corps, as a Second Lieutenant on 3 August 1962.

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