Brigadier Chandana Wickramasinghe Assumes Duties As New Spokesman And Media Director Of Sri Lanka Army

December 18, 2019

Brigadier Chandana Wickramasinghe assumed duties as the new Director of Media and the Media Spokesman of the Sri Lanka Army.

The outgoing Director General Media, Major General Sumith Atapattu, Media Advisor, Mr Sisira Wijesinghe, Colonel Media Vijitha Hettiarchchi, Senior Officers, Officers and Other Ranks were present during the brief ceremony.

Brigadier Wickramasinghe, prior to this appointment was in South Korea to read for the National Defence University (NDU) course.

Brigadier Chandana Wickramasinghe during his Army career of more than 30 years after he was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army (Regular Force) in 1989 has to-date held a number of Command and Staff appointments.

After completion of his basic military training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) (Regular Intake 87) and Sri Lanka Military Academy (Intake 31), he received his graduation as a commissioned Officer in the Rank of 2nd Lieutenant and was subsequently posted as an Infantry Officer to the Gajaba Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army.

He also served as a Military Staff Officer in the United Nations mission in Haiti during 2007 - 2008 and also as a UN Civil-Military trainer.

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