Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Nothing is beyond endurance for the one who excels

Centre Commandant

Brigadier G P Kodituwakku RWP RSP

Brigadier Prabath Kodituwakku was born on 15 June 1968 and studied at St. Servatius College, Matara, Mahanama Viyalaya and Ananda College, Colombo. He was a bright student during the college life who amply illustrated his talents and skills in various streams.

He was enlisted to Sri Lanka Army Regular Force on 14 November 1989 and followed the basic military training as a Cadet Officer of Intake 34B (KDA7). After a successful training he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 14 November 1991 and posted to 4th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and subsequently posted to 8th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. In the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment career he has held various appointments at 8th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment such as a Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Adjutant and Operations and Training Officer. Subsequently, he hold the appointment of 2nd In Command of 4th Battalion and then commanded the 6th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and 8th Battalion the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment respectively.

During his 32 years of military tenure and He has held numerous important appointments in Command, Staff and Administration capacities in various formations, namely;
Staff Officer 2 (Admin) - Regimental Centre VIR
General Staff Officer 1 - 11 Infantry Division
General Staff Officer 1 (Operations/Training) - Regimental Centre VIR
Contingent Commander - United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon
Colonel General Staff - 57 Infantry Division
Colonel General Staff - 14 Infantry Division 
Commander - 652 Infantry Brigade
Commander - 623 Infantry Brigade
Brigadier General Staff - 1 Corps 

Besides the courses of training he followed in Sri Lanka, he has followed foreign military courses such as Young Officers' Course - Pakistan, Junior Command Course - India and Senior Command Course in China.

He was awarded by "Rana Wickrama Padakkama" and "Rana Soora Padakkama" for excellent conduct and bravery in the battlefield. This Senior Officer is married to Mrs Nadeera Wijekoon and blessed with one daughter.