04th July 2019 17:29:41 Hours
The opening ceremony of the newly-constructed Officers’ Mess building at the Brigade Headquarters of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) at Iyakachchi, Jaffna took place on Tuesday (2) during a ceremony, headed by Brigadier Sumith Athapattu, Colonel of the Regiment MIR and Director of Media at the Army Headquarters.
The new facility, equipped with all modern facilities was built by Mechanized Infantry Regiment troops with funds allocated by the MIR Headquarters in Dambulla.
After a warm welcome extended to him by Brigadier L. S Balachandra, Brigade Commander MIR Brigade, Brigadier Sumith Athapattu, Colonel of the Regiment MIR, warmed the new complex after cutting a ribbon and unveiling a plaque to the same effect.
After a while, the day's Chief Guest, together with Senior Officers, had a close look inside the new facility and inquired into different aspects of its interior design and facilities in place.