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02nd November 2016 15:51:08 Hours

New VIR Colonel of the Regiment Assumes Duties

Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana assumed office as the 16th Colonel of the Regiment of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) on Monday (31) during a simple ceremony at the VIR Regimental Headquarters, Boyagane, Kurunegala.

On arrival, the new Colonel of the Regiment was received by the VIR Centre Commandant, Brigadier W.S Ariyasinghe and was presented a Guard Turnout and a ceremonial parade by the Regimental troops after he paid tribute to VIR War Heroes Monument.

After ceremonial formalities Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana planted a white sandal wood (Santalum Album) tree sapling to mark the occasion.

Amidst religious observances Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana placed his signature in a formal document, symbolizing the assumption of duties.

Afterwards, he addressed the troops and sat for a group photo with officers.

The Centre Commandant, Senior Officers together with officers and other ranks attended the event.

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