08th June 2022 01:45:34 Hours
Lieutenant Colonel D K D Vithanage RSPassumed office as the 3rd Staff Officer I (Veteran Affairs) of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment on 06 June 2022 during a brief ceremony at the VIR Regimental Headquarters, Boyagane, Kurunegala.
Lieutenant Colonel Darshana Vithanage 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 Second Lieutenant on 17 June 2000and posted to the 6th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Darshana Vithanage has held a variety of specific operational, administrative and command appointments. Namely,
Officer Commanding - 6th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Instructor / Chief Instrucor–Marksman and Sniper Training School
Officer Commanding (Admin Company) - 6th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Second In Command - 6th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer - 6th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment