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231 BDE HISTORIES

    After Provincial Council Elections AHQ decided to estb 234 Bde at Kallady in Batticaloa on 28 June 2008 to overcome LTTE activities in BCO area. After estb the Bde it coord all mil activities and frequently conducted limited and IS Ops in AOR, conjunction with Police, STF and SLAF. This curtailed terr activities to a greater extent. However terr has desperately attempting to intensify terrint activities in order to carryout IED attks on SF/Civ tgts which would be detrimental to the prevailing Sy sit in the area. On 10 November 2011, then 234 Bde was re-designated as 231 Inf Bde to carry out same duties and responsibilities assigned to the Bde being located in the same place.

    Lt Col KDCDS Thilakeratne RSP GW was the first Bde Comd of 231 Bde. Details of past Bde Comds of 234 and 231 Bde are as fol:

COMMANDERS OF 234 BDE

RANK NAME FROM TO
  Lt Col KDCGJ Thilakerathna RSP GW 26.06.08 09.10.08
  Lt Col RGU Rajapaksha RSP psc SLAC 10.10.08 17.01.09
  Lt Col KDCGJ Thilakerathna RSP GW 18.01.09 05.02.09
  Col KDCGJ Thilakerathna RSP 05.02.09 30.01.10
  Col SS Waduge psc 31.01.10 09.03.10
  Col LM Mudalige RWP RSP 10.03.10 12.03.10
  Brig LM Mudalige RWP RSP 12.03.10 09.02.11
  Brig HP Seneviratne 10.02.11 09.07.11
  Col AASP Thilakarathne 10.07.11 09.11.11

COMMANDERS OF 231 BDE

RANK NAME FROM TO
  Col AASP Thilakarathne 10.11.11 19.02.14
  Brig KHPP Fernando RWP RSP USP 20.02.14 01.06.15
  Brig NDSP Niunhella RWP RSP 01.06.15 18.11.18
  Col PKWWMJSEW Pallekumbura RWP RSP psc 10.11.11 19.02.14
  Col SPG Gamage RWP RSP USP 22.09.20 03.02.21
  Brig SPG Gamage RWP RSP USP 04.02.21 29.04.21
  Col VMN Hettiarachchi RWP RSP 01.05.21 18.05.21
  Brig VMN Hettiarachchi RWP RSP 19.05.21 07.08.21
  Col WMNKD Bandara RWP RSP USP psc 09.08.21 Up to date