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29th June 2020 21:27:10 Hours

Gemunu Watch Enshrines Its Colours in ‘Colour Chamber’

The Gemunu Watch (GW) Headquarters at Kuruwita offered its due recognition to President’s Colours and Regimental Colours by enshrining them in a separate ‘Colour Chamber’ inside the Regimental Headquarters premises on Friday (26) during a simple inaugural ceremony, led by Major General Suraj Bangsajayah, Colonel of the Regiment, GW.

The ‘Colour Chamber’, constructed on the guidelines given by incumbent Colonel of the Regiment and former Colonels of the Regiment, Major General (Retd) Aruna Jayasekera and Major General (Retd) W.H.M Manatunga, was brought to completion under the direct supervision of Lieutenant Colonel A.D Rodrigo who was the architect of the building.

On the invitation of Brigadier A.A.D.N.S.P Dunuwila, Centre Commandant, Regimental Centre, GW, Major General Suraj Bangsajayah, Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force, Commander Army Training Command and Colonel of the Regiment, Gemunu Watch after enshrining all the Colours opened it in the presence of a large gathering of senior Officers, including Major General (Retd) Aruna Jayasekera and Major General (Retd) W.H.M Manatunga, former Colonels of the Regiment.

1st, 2nd (V) and 3rd (V) Battalions of the Gemunu Watch were awarded President’s Colours and Regimental Colours for their loyal and distinguished services rendered to the nation with the highest level of discipline by His Excellency, late J.R Jayawardena, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the President of Sri Lanka at the public ground in Galle on 15th August 1980.

The President’s Colours and Regimental Colours were re-awarded to 1st, 2nd (V) and 3rd (V) Battalions of the Gemunu Watch and the Regimental Centre of the Gemunu Watch by His Excellency, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the President of Sri Lanka at the Gemunu Watch Regimental Parade Ground in Kuruwita on 15th August 2012.