Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Nothing is beyond endurance for the one who excels

11th April 2023 14:43:28 Hours


Lieutenant Colonel S A B Dissanayake RWP RSP assumed the office as the 13th Staff Officer I (Administration) of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment on 10 April 2023 during a brief ceremony at the VIR Regimental Centre, Boyagane, Kurunegala.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanath Dissanayake was enlisted in the Sri Lanka Army Regular Force as an Officer Cadet on 14 November 1989 with Intake KDA 7. Having undergone the basic military training successfully, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 14 November 1991 and posted to the 1st Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanath Dissanayake has held a number of significant command and staff appointments as indicated below:

Officer Commanding - 5th Battalion United Nation Peace Keeping Operation Haiti

Second In Command - 1st Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Commanding Officer - 1st Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Staff Officer I (Administration) - Regimental Centre VIR

General Staff Officer 1 (Coordinating) - 21 Infantry Division

Staff Officer 1 (Coordinating) - 55 Infantry Division

Staff Officer I (Administration) – Security Force Headquarters (West)