|Lt Col LP Mendis assumed duties as the 16th Commandant of Training Centre Rantambe National Cadet Corps on 22.11.2016. He joined the National Cadet Corps under the Officers Intake 03 and Commissioned as Second Lieutenant on 09.04.1990. He was called for the active Service of the SL Army in 15.08.1991 as a platoon Commander and he hold the appointment of Hon Mess Secretary of the Officer Mess of 19 and 20 SLNG. Then he became the Intelligent Officer of the 9 SLNG Baticaloa. Then he was appointed as the Adjutant 20 SLNG in Vavunia.
Later he hold the appointment of Coy Commander of the Admin and Command Company of 20 SLNG and the 18 SLNG (Yala). Then he was appointed as the OIC of the Ranger Training Centre, National Youth Corps –Attanagalla from 15.09.2003 to 02.02.2007. Later he hold the appointment of SO-ll (Logistics) at SFHQ Wanni. Later he hold the appointment of OC of the Admin and Command Coy of SFHQ Wanni from 05.10.2007 to 22.06.2012. Later he became the SO-l (Cadet Assessment and Examinations) of the Training Centre Rantambe from 06.02.2014 to 30 .04.2014. Later he hold the appointments of CO 8NCC and CO 07 NCC from 10.09.2014 to date.
He was led to a Guard Turnout and obtained the blessings of the noble triple gem before assuming duties and former Commandant Lt Col. MMU Munasingha, All Senior Officers, Other Officers and the permanent staff instructors of the training Center presented the occasion. Later a sendoff Ceremony for the former Commandant was held and then all were led to lay floral tribute to war heroes attended by newly appointed commandant held near the War Heroes Monument of the Training Centre.
Then all officers participated for a tea party held at officer’s mess and the Commandant address the troops after the tea party. The commandant was led to plant a tree in remember the occasion and the event concluded after a Camp visit of the Commandant.