11th June 2022 06:50:21 Hours
Lieutenant Colonel B K S L Rodrigo RSP assumed office as the 12th Staff Officer I (Administration) of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment on10 June 2022 during a brief ceremony at the VIR Regimental Headquarters, Boyagane, Kurunegala.
Lieutenant Colonel Lakpriya Rodrigo was enlisted to Sri Lanka Army Regular Force on 23 October 1995and followed the basic military training as an Officer Cadet with Intake 46B. After a successful training he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 19 December 1998and posted to the 5th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Lakpriya Rodrigohas held a variety of specific operational, administrative and command appointments. Namely:
Officer Commanding - 5th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
General Staff Officer III – 553 Infantry Brigade
Brigade Major – 553 Infantry Brigade
Staff Officer II (Administration) – Regimental Centre VIR
Adjutant - 15 SRIBAT Haiti
Second In Command - 24th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer (Overlook) - 4th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer - 5th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Staff Officer I (Tender Processing Wing) – Master General Ordnance Branch
General Staff Officer I (Operations) - 65 Infantry Division