HISTORY of 14th BATTALION THE GAJABA REGIMENT
After the “REWIRESA” operation Sri Lanka Army wants to increase security of the Jaffa peninsula. Army order 111/96 has published the raising instructions of 14 th battali on Gajaba regiment on 24th December 1997. New member of 14th battalion Gajaba regiment was born in 27th December 1997 at the Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Center. Maj NA Dharmarathna appointed as commanding officer in the 14th battalion of the Gajaba regiment.due to continues engament in virous battles and redendechy of troops, battalion has amalgamated with 10 th battalion Gajaba regiment.
In year 2007 ARO/59/2007 has been published to reraised 14th battalion Gajaba regiment. It has raised under Lt Col WMJRK Senarathne at Tennamaranwadiya Army camp on 04th January 2008. Maj JSBW Pallekumbura RSP psc appointed as second in command and company commanders are, OC A Coy Captain GA Wimalasiri, OC B Coy Captain DDNN Perera, OC Coy Captain GKDSSP Dayananda, OC D Coy Captain AWVK Samarasinghe. Lt EMRMKB Ekanayake appointed as adjutant and WO I AMPL Sarathkumara appointed as the Regimental sergent Major.
After completion of humanitarian operation the battalion deployed in Wanni area under 56 Div and 563 BDE deployed in the WELLANKULAM, MATHIYAMADU, SINNAPURAWASAMKULM, ANTHARPULIYANKULAM, PULIYANKULAM areas. On 20.10.2008 Battalion was deployed in 12 Div under 122 Bde at Palatupan-Yala area. It had deployed covering over 1250 kilometers. It include mainly sector one, two, three, and four of yala National park. Scince it has deployed more than five years in yala National park battalion redeployed in Jaffana town on 7 th May 2016 under 512 Bde and 51 Division.
The Names of the Commanding Officers.
|1.||Maj NA Dharmarathna RWP RSP||1996-12-10||1998 -12 -21|
|2.||Maj EMSVB Ekanayaka RSP||1988-12-21||1999-01- 26|
|3.||Maj SANP Suraweera RSP||1999-01-26||1999-10-18|
|4.||Lt Col WMJRK Senarathna||2008-01- 04||2008-05-12|
|5.||Lt Col CD Ranasingha RWP RSP||2008-05-12||2009-02-10|
|6.||Lt Col JSBW Pallekubura RSP psc||2009-02-10||2011-10-20|
|7.||Lt Col NAPK Neththasingha RSP||2011-10-20||2015 -01-08|
|8.||Maj AMDB Adhikari RSP RWP psc||2015-01-08||2017.12.31|
|9.||Maj HRPSK Handagama||2018.01.01||11.03.2020|
|10.||Maj OWDNB Owitiyawatta RWP USP||12.03.2020||14.12.2021|
|11.||Lt Col OWDNB Owitiyawatta RWP USP||14.12.2021||19.05.2022|
|12.||Lt Col DMDP Mirihella RWP RSP psc||19.05.2022||up to now|