16th January 2021 18:23:19 Hours
Colonel Nishshanka Samaradiwakara assumed duties as the 13th Commander of the 523 Brigade of the 52 Division of the Security Force HQ-Jaffna, amid religious blessings at the Headquarters in Allarai, Chavakachcheri on Friday (4).
The new Brigade Commander was warmly welcomed by Staff Officers and honoured in a Guard Turnout, presented by 4 Vijayabhahu Infantry Regiment troops on arrival at the location. Afterwards, Colonel Nishshanka Samaradiwakara placed his signature in an official document to mark his assumption of duties in the presence of a few Senior Officers.
Colonel Nishshanka Samaradiwakara, prior to this new appointment served as the Colonel Coordinator in the Chief Field Engineer’s office.
An All Rank tea, planting of a sapling and the formal address to the Officers and Other Ranks culminated the day’s proceedings. Commanding Officers and Brigade staff were present at the occasion.
Colonel Nishshanka Samaradiwakara succeeded Colonel Rohan Rajapaksha who has now accepted the office of the 212 Brigade Commander.