"Innovation to Engage" the Medal Awarding ceremony of the Mechanized
ceremony of the cap badges to the newly formed Mechanized Infantry
Brigade was held today (28) at the Security Forces head quarters Jaffna.
The Mechanized Infantry Regiment was envisioned by the
Commander of Army Lieutenant General GSC Fonseka RWP RSP USP rcds psc "Jawayen
Peramunata" was the set motto.
Troops who excelled in the battle field from the
armored battalions and other experienced officers of the Infantry
Battalions were the first parade of the Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
The regiment takes a long period of strenuous training
under certain circumstances, but because of the experience and hard work
of the Commander of the Army and senior training officers and other
ranks, The Mechanized Infantry Brigade was able to train and establish
in a short period of time.
The most exceptional battalions of the Sri Lanka Army
which are the 3rd Light Infantry Battalion, 10th Sri Lanka Sinha
Regiment, the 4th Gajaba Battalion and a new addition of the 5th & the
6th armored corps battalions formed the new Mechanized Infantry
This brigade formally known as 534 brigade and now
transformed as Mechanized Infantry Brigade is all set to engage in large
scale missions to protect by all means the sovernity and freedom of Sri
Lanka with unmatched thrust in the battlefield.
On invitation by the Mechanized Infantry Regiment
Commander Major General J Jayasooriya USP psc the Security Forces
Commander of Jaffna Major General GA Chandrasiri RWP USP ndc psc
participated as the chief guest.
The Security Force Commander instructed the new pass
outs to be brave and to destroy the enemy, so that the citizens of Sri
Lanka would enjoy peace.
The pass out was participated by 52, 53, 55 Divisional
Commanders, Mechanized Infantry Brigade Commander, Mechanized Infantry
Centre Commandant, other Brigade Commanders, Senior & Junior officers
and over 1500 other rankers.
Lt. Col AGDN Jayasundra RWP USP commanded this parade.
A total of 8 officers and 125 other rankers took part in the parade,
further included for display of this parade was three T-89 Armored
vehicles, 2 ambulances, and 3 WMZ 55 1B type armored vehicles.
Courtesy : MCNS