The Gemunu Watch

Tarry Not Forward

11th August 2020 17:19:43 Hours


The stage 2 of Colours Awarding Ceremony was held at Deshabandu Lieutenant Colonel W Wimaladasa gymnasium on 01 July 2020. As per a concept of the Colonel of the Regiment Major General T S Bangsajayah RWP RSP VSV USP ndu the stage 2 of colours awarding ceremony was organized to award Colours for another 98 sportsmen who performed in Inter Regimental and National levels in Karate, Weight lifting, Golf, Washu, Taekwndo, Base ball, Cycling, Hand Ball, Soccer, Swimming, Para Badminton, Para athletics and athletics.

Major General AA Kodippili (retd) RWP RSP ndc graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and was accompanied by the Col of the regiment Gemunu Watch, Major General TS Bangsajayah RWP RSP VSV USP ndu repleted with military traditions and entertainment.

In recognition of those Gemunu soldiers, sportsmen, the stage 1 of colours ceremony was held in the year 2018 at Nelum Pokuna. Out of the 348 sportsmen of the Regiment who excelled, 100 were awarded the Colours by the former Commander of the Army Lieutenant General NUMMW Senanayake (retd) RWP RSP VSV USP USACGSC on the invitation by former Col of the regt Maj Gen WBDP Fernando (retd) RWP RSP USP psc on 12 September 2018 at the Nelum Pokuna theater.

The day’s event was commenced with the lighting of traditional oil lamp by the Chief Guest. A few other Senior Officers and few colours recipients. Subsequently, the balance formalities of the ceremony was unfolded as per the programme and the event became more colourfull with the dancing and musical items.