Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Nothing is beyond endurance for the one who excels

22nd December 2023 22:44:08 Hours


Colonel H P D S Gunawardane RSP assumed the office as the 14th Deputy Centre Commandant of Regimental Centre Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment on 22 December 2023 during a brief ceremony at the VIR Regimental Headquarters, Boyagane, Kurunegala.

Colonel Sanjeewa Gunawardane was enlisted to Sri Lanka Army Regular Force on 27 October 1994 and followed the basic military training as an Officer Cadet with Intake PMA 8. After completion of training successfully he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 11 April 1995 and posted to the 5th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment.

Some of the significant command, staff and instructional appointments held by Colonel Sanjeewa Gunawardane are:

Staff Officer 3 (Administration) - Directorate of Personal Administration

Officer Commanding – 5th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Officer Commanding – 10 SRIBAT (Haiti Contingent)

Adjutant – Regimental Centre

Second in Command – 5th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Commanding Officer – 11th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

General Staff Officer I (Operations) - 59 Infantry Division

Colonel (Coordinating) - 59 Infantry Division

Colonel (Admin and Quartering) - 59 Infantry Division