24th July 2021 14:00:42 Hours
The farewell for the 11th Colonel of the Regiment of Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) Major General Sena Waduge was held on 20 July 2021 at the Regimental Centre, Mechanized Infantry Regiment in Dambulla.
The outgoing Colonel of the Regiment was warmly received upon his arrival by Brigadier Lasantha Balachandra, Chief Executive Officer at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre along with Brigadier Janaka Priyadarshana, Commander, Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Brigadier Sagara Wanasinghe, Centre Commandant, Mechanized Infantry Regiment.
The formal military ceremony commenced soon after a Guard Turnout at the entrance greeted him. After that, he paid his tribute to the memory of fallen war heroes at the war heroes' monument. A Guard of Honour afterwards saluted him before he addressed the troops of the MIR Regiment.
Later on, he left best wishes in the visitors' book. All Officers and Other Ranks as the last leg of the itinerary saluted him in a street line and symbolically appreciated his dedicated services, rendered to the Mechanized Infantry Regiment. The event was organized adhering to health guidelines.