The Sri Lanka Signals Corps was raised on 19th October 1943 as a Volunteer squadron. Ceylon Defence Force was established with a regular Signal squadron after the independence. With the expansion of Ceylon army, Signal squadron was elevated as a Regiment and 1st Regiment of Sri Lanka Signal Corps was established on 14th October 1958. Until 1994, the 1st Regiment was deployed at Panagoda. With the aggravation of terrorism in Sri Lanka, army expanded further and redeployed all regiments to meet operational requirements. The 1st Regiment Sri Lanka Signal Corps too was redeployed in Batticaloa assigning communication responsibilities in the eastern part of Sri Lanka.
On 1st December 1996, 1st Regiment Sri Lanka Signal Corps was re-established at Mahasenpura, Minneriya to provide communication facilities in the Eastern Province Tactical Area of Responsibility and accomplished Internal Security duties in addition to its classic role. The land allocated for the unit was a jungle area and converted to a stunning camp. On 15th November 2008, the unit was shifted to Welikanda in order to meet the communication plan of the humanitarian operation to liberate the eastern province and the country from LTTE terrorism. Immediately after liberating the eastern province from LTTE, the Regiment was redeployed in Oddusudan to Provide Communication to the final battle of the humanitarian operation in the Wanni theatre.
When the Country was liberated from the clutches of LTTE terrorism in May 2009, the Unit was allocated 50 acres of land thick jungle at Wattappalai in Mullaitivu to establish its Headquarter under the Security Forces Headquarter (Mullaitivu). On 30th September 2009, the regiment systematically converted the jungle into a camp in a well-planed manner.
During these periods following officers commanded the 1st Regiment Sri Lanka Signal Corps.
|Lieutenant Colonel DV Brohier||01.10.1958 - 30.09.1962|
|Lieutenant Colonel CT Caldera||01.10.1962 - 30.06.1965|
|Lieutenant Colonel CF Fernando||01.07.1965 - 16.08.1967|
|Lieutenant Colonel LJI Fernando||17.08.1967 - 14.07.1970|
|Lieutenant Colonel CT Caldera||15.07.1970 - 31.10.1972|
|Lieutenant Colonel WJTK Fernando||01.11.1972 - 01.04.1978|
|Lieutenant Colonel DSW Kuruppu||02.04.1978 - 07.08.1979|
|Lieutenant Colonel CJ ,Abeyrathne||08.08.1979 - 30.01.1985|
|Lieutenant Colonel FCJ De silva||01.02.1985 - 21.12.1988|
|Lieutenant Colonel KA Gnanaweera||22.12.1988 - 14.02.1990|
|Lieutenant Colonel MA Wipulaguna||15.02.1990 - 31.05.1991|
|Lieutenant Colonel HGN Padmasiri||01.06.1991 - 20.09.1992|
|Lieutenant Colonel WDN Premasiri||21.09.1992 - 31.12.1994|
|Lieutenant Colonel TF Meedin RSP||01.01.1995 - 06.03.1997|
|Lieutenant Colonel RA Kaduwela||07.03.1997 - 30.03.1999|
|Lieutenant Colonel RVA Embuldeniya||31.03.1999 - 19.01.2001|
|Lieutenant Colonel RAS Ranasinghe||20.01.2001 - 31.12.2002|
|Lieutenant Colonel D Ekanayake||01.01.2003 - 28.01.2005|
|Lieutenant Colonel MT Waidyaratne||29.01.2005 - 31.10.2006|
|Lieutenant Colonel WPAK Thilakarathna psc||01.11.2006 - 15.08.2008|
|Lieutenant Colonel PAJ Peiris||16.08.2008 - 20.08.2009|
|Lieutenant Colonel WACN Warakagoda psc||03.09.2009 - 02.12.2010|
|Lieutenant Colonel R Elvitigala||03.12.2010 - 15.03.2012|
|Lieutenant Colonel BWMJA Premadasa RSP||16.03.2012 - 18.10.2013|
|Lieutenant Colonel IHMRK Herath USP psc||19.10.2013 - 03.04.2016|
|Lieutenant Colonel SJKD Jayawardena psc||04.04.2016 - Up to date|