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Lt Col S N Wijayasinghe USP IG SLA Assumed Duties as the Commanding Officer of the 9TH Field Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery.

2017-09-01

The newly- appointed Commanding Officer, Lt Col S N Wijayasinghe USP IG SLA assumed duties as the Commanding Officer of the 9th Field Regiment, Sri Lanka Artillery on Thursday (31).

He is the 12th Commanding Officer of the 9th Field Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery. A customary ceremony was held at the Rear Headquarters, 9th Field Regiment, Talawa. A Guard Turnout was accorded to the Commanding Officer by the troops of 9th Field Regiment. The religious observances and lighting of the traditional oil lamp were taken placed prior to taking over the appointment. Lt Col Nilantha Wijayasinghe placed his signature on a formal document in a presence of his staff in his office to signify the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities of the new appointment amidst Seth Pirith. Subsequently a ‘Kaluwara’ tree was planted to mark the assuming of duties. This charming ceremony was ended with an all ranks tea and Troop address by the commanding officer.