06th May 2022 00:16:11 Hours
Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, following its’ traditions and military formalities with the blessings of the Director General General Staff Sri Lanka Army Headquarters and Colonel of the Regiment Major General Nishantha Manage and supervision of the Centre Commandant Brigadier Prabath Kodithuwakku, archers saluted the newly-promoted Brigadier T H D S R Thrimanne USP on 30 April 2022 in a fitting ceremony, held at the VIR Regimental Centre at Boyagane, Kurunegala, giving pride of place to military formalities by adhering all the health precautions and guidelines stipulated to prevent COVID-19 outbreak .
Tributes were respectively offered to the protagonist of the day; upon his arrival at the VIR Regimental Centre, Lieutenant Colonel Dammika Jayarathne, Deputy Centre Commandant of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment warmly received the day's Guests of Honour and subsequent Guard Turnout at the entrance greeted him in accordance with military formalities. Then giving pride of place to the memory of all fallen Vijayabahu War Heroes, Brigadier Roshan Thirimanne laid the floral wreaths at the War Heroes Monument and PWV Monument paid his tribute in a solemn ceremony.
Leaving an indelible gesture in the premises, Brigadier Roshan Thirimanne was then ushered to the All Ranks Tea Party arranged at the Other Ranks’ Mess and symbolic memento was presented by the Colonel of the Regiment to engrave this remarkable event. Afterwards, Brigadier Roshan Thirimanne has expressed gratitude to the Colonel of the Regiment, Centre Commandant, all Staff Officers, Regimental Sergeant Major and All Ranks of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment for arranging such a grateful felicitation for him in a short preparation. He also stated that all VIR members to work hard for the betterment of the organization with dedication and commitment, then promotions are at the doorstep.
Regimental council members, senior officers, regimental staff officers and other ranks witnessed these series of indelible events.