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General L P Balagalle (Rtd) RWP RSP VSV USP ndc IG Laid to Rest amid Military Honours


16th Army Commander and 3rd Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Artillery, General L P Balagalle (Rtd) RWP RSP VSV USP ndc IG who had served the country for more than 39 years and earned admiration as an experienced Gunner in the Regiment of Sri Lanka Artillery was laid on 28 October 2023 at Borella General Cemetery, amid a mammoth gathering of his military comrades, family members and mourners.

The Secretary Defence, General G D H Kamal Gunaratne (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil and the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General H L V M Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, former commanders, comrades, Retired Senior Officers, Principal Staff Officers, Senior Officers, Directors and other mourners were at the ceremony to salute the late senior gunner officer as the dusk fell.

Here follows the Part 1 Order read out at the funeral;