25th July 2021 18:00:42 Hours
Major General Priyanka Fernando assumed duties as the 12th Colonel of the Regiment of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment on 21 July2021 at the Regimental Centre, Mechanized Infantry Regiment.
The Colonel of the Regiment was warmly received upon his arrival by Brigadier Lasantha Balachandra - Chief Executive Officer of Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakshe Theatre along with Brigadier Janaka Priyadarshana - Commander, Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Brigadier Sagara Wanasinghe - Centre Commandant, Mechanized Infantry Regiment.
Afterwards, troops of MIR offred a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour to their new Colonel of the Regiment by following military traditions.
After religious observances, the newly-appointed Colonel of the Regiment signed an official document to signify the official acceptance of the office.
Next, Major General Priyanka Fernando planted a sapling to mark this significant day followed by troops address and an all rank tea.
Major General Priyanka Fernando is the Director General General Staff at Army Headquarters.
Council members of MIR, Officers and Other ranks attended the event by adhering to the Health Guidelines.