Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment

Nothing is beyond endurance for the one who excels


Mrs. Kumudu Manage - VIR Chairperson

The gallant security forces of Sri Lanka were able to shatter the attitude which had been profoundly instilled in mindsets of international communities on the indestructible nature of the terrorist organization and to liberate the country mesmerizing the entire world from the ruthless terrorism which had engulfed the motherland for nearly three decades. It is very apparent that the ever-memorable glorious victory was gained through solid political and administrative leadership and the indomitable determination and dedication of armed forces. The courageous and supportive force behind this chronological victory by rendering an extraordinary incomparable silent service was none other than the spouse of the warrior.

The spouse was thoroughly accustomed to his generous service in the battlefield and thereby she shouldered all household responsibilities and obligations in no hesitation. Under such atmospheres, she tolerated all adversities and difficulties. This aided the valiant field soldier to fight over the enemy in gigantic strength, mental comfort and tranquil psyche. It must be undeniably accepted that war heroes' spouses became an influential factor to attain the ever amazing triumph in our history.

Moreover, having well-organized within the regiment, they nursed the wounded and differently able soldiers to boldly regain physical recovery while elevating their mental status with indomitable courage. And also they launched a varied welfare campaigns on behalf of them.

This charitable nationalistic effort was virtually pioneered by spouses of Vijayabahu warriors in conjunction with the well organized Vijayabahu Seva Vanitha branch. The inaugural assembly of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Seva Vanitha branch was headed by then Colonel Commandant, Maj Gen DU Munasinghe RWP RSP at its Regimental Centre. At this juncture, Madam Munasinghe was appointed as its president while other senior members were appointed for different posts. The chairmanship was officially offered to the Colonel Commandant of the Regiment. Since then, it has embarked on a long and successful voyage.

  • Maj Gen DU Munasinghe RWP RSP
  • Maj Gen DGW Jayasundara RWP RSP
  • Maj Gen DU Munasinghe RWP RSP
  • Maj Gen SWL Daulagala RSP
  • Maj Gen GPR De Silva USP ndu
  • Maj Gen RV Samarathunge RWP RSP
  • Maj Gen NAJC Dais WWV RWP RSP USP ndc
  • Maj Gen A Kariyakarawana USP ndc
  • Maj Gen KC Gunawardana RWP USP ndu
  • Maj Gen R K B S Ketakumbura RSP
  • Maj Gen S P K A Piapitiya RWP RSP USP
  • Maj Gen S U M N Manage WWV RWP RSP psc (Present Chairman)
  • Presidents From Its Commencement

  • Mrs Ramiya Munasinghe
  • Mrs Priyanthi Jayasundara
  • Mrs Saroja Daulagala
  • Mrs Nilanthi De Silva
  • Mrs Prithee Samarathunge
  • Mrs Saranki Dais
  • Mrs Prabodha Gunawardana
  • Mrs Anuja Kariyakarawana
  • Mrs Shiromi Gunawardana
  • Mrs Damayanthi Ketakumbura
  • Mrs Awanthi Pilapitiya
  • Mrs Kumudu Manage - Present President

The terrific guidance of the above mentioned Colonel Commandants, the leadership of the presidents, and the interest and devotion of all its members were able to substantially uplift the welfare of the children, parents, spouses and family members of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment heroes who sacrificed their lives to safeguard our motherland and nation, and to attract not only the contribution of Seva Vanitha branch of the Ministry of Defence, Seva Vanitha branch of the Sri Lanka Army but also the contribution of diverse donators to offer wide-ranging welfare services for the wounded and totally disabled soldiers through their exclusive collaboration and coordination.

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