08th June 2022 01:37:19 Hours
A farewell dinner was hosted to felicitate outgoing Staff Officer I (Administration), Colonel H W M A C Fernando RSP and Staff Officer I (Veteran Affairs) Lieutenant Colonel S M Sarath Bandara RSP of VIR Regimental Centre on 06 June 2022. It was held at Officers’ Mess premises with the participation of all Staff Officers of Regimental Centre. The outgoing senior officers were warmly welcomed by the Centre Commandant BrigadierPrabath Kodithuwakku together with all other Staff Officerson their arrival. A documentary depicting their dedicated service rendered to Regimental Centre Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment was displayed followed by thanking speeches which were delivered by the Deputy Centre Commandant Colonel Dhammika Jayarathne and General Staff Officer I Lieutenant Colonel Mahinda Ekanayake to Colonel Mervin Fernando and Lieutenant Colonel Sarath Bandara respectively. They were presented with mementos by the Centre Commandant as tokens to appreciate the tremendous service and support rendered. This event was held adhering all the safety measures stipulated by the government and the health authorities to prevent the COVID- 19 pandemic.