02nd November 2016 15:51:08 Hours
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.latest Running Sneakers | Air Jordan Sneakers