593 Brigade was raised on 31 December 2008 and launched into the battle on 16 March 2008 with 15 SLLI and 9 VIR whilst 7 GW joined the Brigade subsequently.
At latter stages of the operations 593 Brigade was detached from 59 Division and attached to 53 Division on 02 February 2009 with 15 SLLI, 9 SLSR, 7 GW, 14 GR and 4 VIR and subsequently placed under command to newly raised Task Force 8 on 15 February 2009 and re-designated as 681 Brigade.
New 593 Brigade was raised on 15 February 2009……..
As per the re - deployment plan 593 brigade again regrouped with 2 (RFT) GW, 2 (V) GW and 5 (V) SLSR from 07 Nov 2009.
Col A H L G Amarapala RSP USP psc
TENURES OF GENERAL OFFICERS COMMANDING
|1.||Lieutenant Colonel||DGS SenarthYapa RSP||15.02.2009||15.10.2010|
|2.||Lieutenant Colonel||MP Lamahewa||15.10.2010||13.05. 2011|
|3.||Colonel||MDUV Gunathilake psc||13.05.2011||08.09.2011|
|4.||Colonel||WS Ariyasinghe RSP||08.09. 2011||19.11.2011|
|5.||Brigadier||AMR Darmasiri psc||15.12. 2011||27 .06.2012|
|6.||Brigadier||WAS Weerawardana RSP USP IG||27.08.2012||09.09.2013|
|7.||Colonel||MKS Silva RWP RSP||02.10.2013||25.02.2018|
|8.||Colonel||A H L G Amarapala RSP USP psc||26.02.2018||Up to Date|
Headquarters 593 Brigade
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