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Major General W R P de Silva USP ndu IG assumed office as the 19th Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Sri Lanka Artillery2019-04-27
Major General W R P de Silva USP ndu IG assumed office as the 19th Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Sri Lanka Artillery on 27 April 2019 in a grandiose ceremony held at Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda.
He revered the fallen war heroes of the Regiment by laying a floral wreath at the Regimental Monument expressing his utmost concern towards them as the foremost event of the ceremony. Then he reviewed the Guard Turnout presented by the RHQ and accepted the Regimental salute accorded by members of the Regiment in a parade which included Regimental Colours.
As a symbolic gesture of taking over the command, Major General Ruwan de Silva placed his signature for a formal document in a presence of Council members, Commanding Officers and staff of RHQ after a brief religious observances and lighting of the traditional oil lamp. The day's events also textured with a tea party at WOs' & Sgts' Mess and Officers address by the Colonel Commandant at Officers' Mess. Large numbers of officers were present to witness the ceremony.
Major General Ruwan de Silva is the most senior Gunner Officer serving in the Regiment who is having immensurable experiences in the Army. In addition to newly bestowed responsibilities as Colonel Commandant, he is currently holding the office as the Military Secretary (MS).