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Keep striving to achieve excellence to accomplish all tasks, cadets told

Lieutenant-General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Sri Lanka army, on Saturday exhorted the passing out Gentlemen Cadets (GC) at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here to continuously endeavour to achieve excellence so as to accomplish all tasks and earn the respect and loyalty of the men and women they would be commanding.

“Remember that through excellent leadership qualities taught at the IMA you will not only be able to lead your men anywhere but also command the respect of their families and the nation,” General Jayasuriya said after reviewing an excellent passing-out parade of 615 Gentlemen Cadets and eight Foreign Gentlemen Cadets.

The nation had vested immense trust in the young officers and now it was their task to uphold the confidence shown through actions aimed at safeguarding the safety, dignity and honour of the people they were supposed to protect at all times, Gen. Jayasuriya said.

He congratulated the parents of the cadets for having sent their wards into a very noble service and the IMA staff for having imparted the best of training required by future military leaders.

Thanking the Indian government and the Army for having given him the rare opportunity to review the passing out parade of this prestigious institution, Gen. Jayasuriya said the magnanimous gesture reflected the strong bonds enjoyed by the Indian and Sri Lankan armies.

He is the first Sri Lanka Army Commander to review the parade.

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