20th November 2023 20:23:03 Hours
The Commando Regiment HQ in a customary felicitation ceremony saluted the newly-promoted Major General K.H.M.S Wikramarathne RSP upon his arrival at the Commando Regimental Centre premises in Ganemulla on Tuesday (14 November).
The simple ceremony began with a ceremonial Guard Turnout at the entrance before Brigadier B.M.S.K.K Dharmawardena RWP RSP USP, the Centre Commandant, Commando Regimental HQ welcomed him. A Guard of Honour afterwards saluted the promoted officer after he reviewed the parade at the parade square.
Thereafter, he was accompanied to place floral tributes to fallen Commandos at the Commandos’ War Memorial inside the compound. He also joined several group photographs before he addressed the troops and encouraged them to perform better for better achievements and thanked veterans and Senior Officers.
A ceremonial tea arrangement afterwards brought the day’s event to an end.
Brigadier B.M.S.K.K. Dharmawardena RWP RSP USP, Centre Commandant Commando Regimental Centre, Brigadier K.V.I.L Jayaweera USP, Commando Brigade Commander, several council members, Senior Officers, Officers and Other Ranks attended the occasion.