01st March 2022 10:03:07 Hours
Lieutenant Colonel E M M S K Ekanayake RSP psc assumed office as the 6th General Staff Officer I (Operations/Training) of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) on 28 February 2022 during a brief ceremony at the VIR Regimental Headquarters, Boyagane, Kurunegala.
Lieutenant Colonel Mahinda Ekanayake was enlisted to Sri Lanka Army Regular Force on 04 July 1998 and followed the basic military training as a Cadet Officer with Intake 48. After a successful training he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 17 June 2000 and posted to the 8th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Mahinda Ekanayake has held a variety of specific operational, administrative and command appointments. Namely,
Officer Commanding - 14th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Platoon Commander - 5th Battalion of United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti
Staff Officer II (Training Wing) - Ranaviru Resource Centre
Officer Commanding (Admin Company) - 21 Infantry Division
2nd In Command - 19th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer - 14th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment