‘Exercise - Western Shield’ to begin in July | Daily News

‘Exercise - Western Shield’ to begin in July

The Sri Lanka Army have organized biggest ever military ‘Exercise - Western Shield’ with the largest ever contingent of Infantrymen is scheduled to begin on 1 July 2019 with the support of other service Regiments, Navy and Air Force troops.

Directorate of Infantry on a concept of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has already given final touches to the planned ‘Exercise - Western Shield’, in which 5000 Infantrymen, 3 General Officers Commanding in Divisions, 9 Brigade Commanders, 15 Commanding Officers and a group of supportive Army personnel are expected to take part in it on the instructions of Major General Duminda Keppetiwalana, Director General Infantry who would act as the supervisor for the overall conduct of the month-long ‘Exercise - Western Shield’ that covers Anuradhapura, Mannar and Puttalam Districts.


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