19th December 2022 20:17:32 Hours


The Commando Regimental Centre stepped to the long waited headquarters building that became a reality today (19 December 2022) with the warming of the Secretary of Defence at the auspicious moment scheduled this morning.

The Secretary of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil graced the occasion as the chief guest where General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil, attended the occasion at the invitation of retiring Colonel Commandant of the Regiment, Major General Chrishantha Gnanaratna ndc psc.

General Shavendra Silva when he was the former Commander of the Army had approved the project. The Corps of Engineer Services having well completed this two storied state of the art new headquarters building complex handed over to Regimental Centre for opening.

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu and many serving and retired senior officers and officers of the Commando Regiment attended the event.

Towards, the end of the day’s programme, the Secretary Defence, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army joined planting of saplings marking the occasion and later they left their good wishes and memories in the Visitors Book.