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Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

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Colonel of the Regiment

Major General S U M N Manage WWV RWP RSP psc

Major General S U M N Manage WWV RWP RSP psc joined the Sri Lanka Army on 21 July 1987 and attended basic military training at Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, Colombo and Sri Lanka military Academy, Diyatalawa. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 23rd June 1989 upon graduation from the Sir John Kothalawala Defence University (KDU) and posted to the 1st Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. This Senior Officer obtained post graduate qualification from Naval Postgraduate School California, USA/Marin Corps University Virginia, USA and University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka.
Major General Nishantha Manage WWV RWP RSP psc has held a variety of specific operational, Administrative, Staff and Instructor appointments. Namely,
Staff Officer II at Military Secretary Branch and Directorate of Movement, Army Headquarters
General Staff Officer II (Operations/ Plans) in Joint Operations Headquarters
Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Senior Instructor Sri Lanka Military Academy
Commander Sector 2 - OCC
2nd In Command SRIBAT (MINUSTAH) – United Nations Peacekeeping Mission
Directing Staff Defence Services Command and Staff College Sri Lanka
Colonel General Staff, 68 Infantry Division
Commander 515 Infantry Brigade
Head of the Training Team (Army Wing) of Defence Services Command and Staff College
Commander 641 Infantry Brigade
Brigadier (Coordinator) Defence Services Command and Staff College Sri Lanka
Military Liaison Officer, Ministry of Defence
General Officer Commanding 53 Infantry Division
Commander, Army Training Command
Presently, he is holding the appointments of Colonel of the Regiment of VIR as well as Director General General Staff, Sri Lanka Army.
Major General Nishantha Manage has participated in many major military and Humanitarian Operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Army against LTTE terrorists and awarded Weera Wickrama Vibushanaya, Rana Wickrama Padakkama and Ranasura Padakkama for the valor and conspicuous bravery of a military nature in the battlefield.