Lieutenant Colonel J N Edinadura RSP PSC
According to the extreme necessities that to be faces by our country during this period a 2nd Commando Regiment was opened on 1st March 1993 at Ganemulla. At this instance Lt Col P Chandrawansa psc Msc was appointed as the first Commanding Officer of this regiment. As a result of the increasing terrorist activities, the 2nd Commando Regiment was stationed at Welioya. In addition to this 2nd Commando Regiment was successfully engaged, on operational duties in the north specially in Poonaryn. During this period then Namy Commander visited the Commando Regiment at Ganemulla.
On 1st March 1995 2nd Commando Regiment celebrated 2nd anniversary on 15th March of the same year, the 15th anniversary of the 1st Commando Regiment was celebrated.
On 25th March 1996 Lt Col P Chandrawansa psc Msc CO 2nd Commando Regiment handed over his duties to Lt Col KANS Fernando RSP who took over the duties as CO 2nd Commando Regiment.
During this period 1st Commando Regiment was engaged in small group operations in the Batticoloa area and some were at Poonaryn protecting the Poonaryn camp. The 2nd Commando Regiment participated on operational duties on "Operation Rivirasa I" in the Jaffna area. On major operations such as Riviresa II, "Shake Hand", "Sath Jaya I, II, III", both the Regiments displayed there talents by participating in major roles at these operations.
On 1st March 1997 Lt Col KANS Fernando having handed over his duties as CO 2nd Commando Regiment was appointed as Centre Commandant of Commando Regimental Centre and Maj PRS Jayasekera was appointed as Officiating CO of the 2nd Commando Regiment.
On 26th March 1998 Lt Col PRS Jayasekera RSP handed over his duties as CO 2nd Commando Regiment. His duties were taken over by Maj SJN Ritigahapola , as Officiating CO 2nd Commando Regiment.
In conclusion, it is of paramount importance to state, that the Commandos serving in various capabilities as Officers or men of other ranks, are a devoted and dedicated lot. On many occasions they have sacrificed their lives and limbs, for the cause of the nation and our people. Many have lost their sight for us in their prime of youth, despite all these toils, trails and tribulations. Over sympathies are due to all Commando who have lost their loves and also to those who are loving to fight this battle until peace is brought to our motherland.
We are proud to say that as Commandos we are valiant, beaver and determined to achieve our goal.
On this occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Commando Regiment we salute both the dead and living who will forge ahead and fight the enemy to liberate the peace loving. Our regards and respects are also due to the parents, children and relations of those departed.
Past Commanding Officers of 2nd Commando Regiment
|LT COL P CHANDRAWANSA psc Msc||01.03.1993||25.03.1996|
|LT COL KANS FERNANDO RSP||25.03.1996||10.03.1997|
|LT COL PRS JAYASEKARA RSP||10.03.1997||06.03.1998|
|MAJ SJN RITIGAHAPOLA RSP||06.03.1998||15.01.2001|
|MAJ LWH GAMAGE RSP||15.01.2001||18.03.2005|
|MAJ DMUG BANDARA RSP||18.03.2005||01.10.2007|
|LT COL DMUG BANDARA RSP||01.10.2007||16.11.2007|
|MAJ BMJ BALASOORIYA RWP RSP psc||16.11.2007||31.12.2007|
|LT COL BMJ BALASOORIYA RWP RSP psc||31.12.2007||10.04.2009|
|MAJ ASP SILVA RSP||10.04.2009||04.08.2009|
|LT COL ASP SILVA RSP||04.08.2009||26.01.2012|
|LT COL JMSGB JAYAMAHA RWP RSP||26.01.2012||14.08.2013|
|LT COL HDLS PERERA RSP||15.08.2013||21.01.2016|
|LT COL MR RAZIK RSP||21.01.2016||01.03.2017|
|Lt COL BMA BALASOORIYA RWP RSP USP psc||01.03.2017||05.03.2019|
|LT COL GSK PERERA RSP||05.03.2019||16.02.2020|
|LT COL US PILAPITIYA RSP USP psc||17.02.2020||19.11.2020|
|LT COL RMRS RATHNAYAKE RSP USP||19.11.2020||15.06.2022|
|LT COT JN Edinadura RSP PSC||15.06.2022||To Date|