Newly appointed Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Lieutenant General A W J C De Silva was welcomed to Royal College on September 29th in felicitation of his achievements and as Chief Guest to the Prefects’ Induction Ceremony.
The Lieutenant General was accompanied to the Junior Grounds to receive Guard of Honour after paying due respect at the College War Memorial. He was then accompanied to the junior grounds to witness the Guard of Honour carried out by the College Cadets in lieu of the occasion.
Appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army in February this year, he received his education at Royal College. He spoke of his humble beginnings at Royal College as the foundation for his achievements. His presence at the Prefects’ Injunction inspired the students who took oaths as Junior Prefects, to give 100% commitment in everything they do, may it be academics or extracurricular activities honouring the title of their badge.