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INSPECTOR OF TRAINING

Colonel SENAKA WIJESURIYA RWP RSP

 

Colonel Senaka Wijesuriya RWP RSP assumed duties as the Inspector of Training, National Cadet Corps on 9th July 2018. He is a former student of Dharmaraja College- Kandy, who performed well in academic and extra- curricular activities. He was a senior prefect, a president’s scout and he represented Hockey and Badminton teams of the school.  He hiked 2500 miles across country in 1983, conveying the message ‘Let’s plant a tree’.


He excelled in Weight Lifting, being the Junior National Champion in 1983 under 56 kg weight class. He became the National Champion in 1984 and 1985 consecutively, by establishing new Sri Lankan records. He represented Sri Lanka at11th World and European Weight Lifting Championship-1985, Edinburgh, Scotland and secured the 6th place. He is a grade II Weight Lifting referee and coach at present.


He joined Sri Lanka Army Regular Force on 17th January 1986, and having successfully completed the Officer Cadet training at Sri Lanka Military Academy, he was commissioned on 10th December 1986 and posted to the Regiment of Sri Lanka Light Infantry. He joined the 1st Regiment, Special Force subsequently, and became the first Squadron Commander of the Combat Rider Team.


During his career, he has held several command and staff appointments; in 2006, he was appointed as the Second in Command of 7 SLLI Battalion and he became the first Commanding Officer of 11 SLLI in 2007 and the Commander of 574 Brigade in 2008. During the period of Humanitarian Operation, the troops under his command were able to liberate a number of terrorists’ strongholds and contributed to the eradication of terrorism from the country.

 
During the period from 2009 to 2015, he commanded 622,663 and 561 Brigades, and he served as the Commandant of Army Sports Development Village from 2015 to 2018.


He attended four overseas courses; Young Officers’ Course and Mortar Course in India, 1995 and 1998 respectively, Junior Command and Staff Course- Bangladesh in 2004 and Senior Command Course-China, from August to December 2009.


In recognition of the utmost service in the battlefield, he was decorated with Rana Wickrama Padakkama four times and Rana Sura Padakkama five times. He was also awarded with the medals of Deshaputhra two times, Purnabhumi, Vadamarachchi, Riviresa, Liberation of North, Liberation of East and the North and East medal.


He has obtained the National Diploma in Counseling and a National Diploma in Human Resource Management. He serves as a Justice of Peace (All Island) since 2009.

 

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Brigadier Training

Colonel NK Wakkubura

Colonel NK Wakkumbura has been appointed as the Brigadier Training for the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps, with effect from 18th January 2017.
Colonel NK Wakkumbura is also known as Colonel Nandiya Wakkumbura and he is a proud product of the prestigious Sri Sumangala College - Panadura and was enlisted to the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps on 29th April 1988 through the Probationary Officer Course Intake 1. Upon successful completion of military training, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He opted to join the 08 NCC on 29th April 1988.
During his illustrious military and NCC career he hold following appointments.

  • Adjutant of 08th Battalion (Rathnapura) in 1991-94
  • Officer Commanding 03rd Coy - 15 SLNG - Madukanda, Vavuniya 1995-96
  • Officer Commanding Command & Admin Coy - 15 SLNG 1996-97
  • Mechanical Trainsport Officer of HQ NCC in 2001-2002
  • Deputy Commandant - NCC TC 2002-2003
  • Commanding Officer - 13th Battalion - 2003-05
  • Commanding Officer - 09th Battalion 2006
  • Deputy Director - Western Province NCC - 2015
  • Brigadier Training - HQ NCC 2017

In recognition of his service he awarded Purnabhumi Medal, Riviresa Medal, Army 50th Anniversary Medal and National Cadet Corps Training Centre 25th Anniversary medal.

Colonel NK Wakkumbura is also serving as the Deputy Principal of Seevali Central College, Rathnapura present.

 

 

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Brigadier Corps Sceretary

Colonel WMMAB Welagedara

Colonel WMMAB Welagedara has been appointed as the Brigadier Corps Secretary for the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps, with effect from 01st June 2017.
Colonel WMMAB Welagedara is also known as Colonel Amaranath Bandara Welagedara and he is a proud product of the prestigious Vidyartha College, Kandy and Science College, Matale and he was enlisted to the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps on 29th April 1988 through the Probationary Officer Intake I - A. Upon successful completion of military training, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He opted to join the 02nd Battalion of NCC on 29th April 1988.
During his illustrious military career he worked as a Company Commander of ATS Maduruoya and 14 SLNG Kalkuda. In his NCC career he served as Adjutant (02 NCC), GSO II (HQ NCC CBO/ NCC TC RTB), Commanding Officer for 12 NCC and 13 NCC, Provincial Deputy Director for Central Province National Cadet Corps.
Colonel WMMAB Welagedara is a graduate of the National Institute of Education.
In recognition of his service he awarded Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North and East Operational Medal, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal, Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal and 25th Anniversary for Training Centre, Rantembe.
Colonel WMMAB Welagedara is also serving as the Deputy Principal of Mahanama College, Kandy present. He is married to Mangalika Herath  and blessed with two daughters.

 

 

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Brigadier Admin & Quartering

Colonel DL Sarathchandra USP

            Colonel DL Sarathchandra USP has been appointed as Brigadier Admin & Quartering  for Head quarters   of the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps, with effect from 2017.


Colonel DL Sarathchandra USP is a proud product of  Ananda Vidyalaya, Elpitiya and was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army on 09th July 1985 through the Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He opted to join the Sri Lanka army General Service Corps on 01th  January 1988.


During his illustrious military career he worked as Motor Transport Officer, Signal Officer, Officer Commanding, Company Commander, Brigade Major, SO I (Admin), GSO I (Cords),   2nd in Command, Commanding Officer ,Deputy Center Commandant and Colonel General(Staff HQ 62 Div)  .


In recognition of his gallantry and unblemished service  he was awarded Uththama Seva Padakkama, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North and East Operational Medal, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal, Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal, sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal and United Nations Medal-Haiti.

 

 

 

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Head of Procurement

Group Captain PB Liyanage USP psc

 

Group Captain PB Liyanage USP psc has been appointed as the Head of Procurement for the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps, with effect from January 2017.
Group Captain PB Liyanage USP psc is also known as Priyantha Liyanage and he is a proud product of the prestigious Richmond College, Galle and was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Air Force through the Kothalawala Defence Academy in Officer Cadet Intake VIII. Upon successful completion of military and academic training, he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer. He opted to join the Logistic Branch in the Air Force in 1993 as a Logistician after completing the Advanced Logistic Course in the Air Force.
During his illustrious military career he has held following appointments.

  • Officer Commanding Logistics at SLAF base Vavuniya, Anuradhapura.
  • Officer Commanding Logistics at SLAF Stations Ampara, Palaly, Weerawila.
  • Asst. Foreign Procurement officer – Procurement Division SLAF Colombo
  • Officer In Charge Tender Division – Procurement Division SLAF Colombo
  • Commanding Officer Air Craft Spares depot SLAF base Katunayake.
  • Commanding Officer No 02 Supply and Maintenance depot Hingurakgoda
  • Commanding Officer No 01 Supply and Maintenance depot Katunayake
  • Staff Officer I in Director Logistics AFHQ
  • Chief Equipment Officer No 1 Supply and maintenance depot
  • Provisioning Stock Control Officer of Equipment Provisioning & Accounting unit SLAF base Katunayake
  • Manager Ground Services of Helitours Pvt. Ltd.

Group Captain PB Liyanage USP psc is a graduate of the Kothalawala Defence Academy, Rathmalana and Defence Services Command Staff College, Batalanda.
In recognition of his unblemished service he has been awarded with medals with Uththama Seva Padakkma (USP).
Group Captain PB Liyanage USP psc is also married with Ms. Thilini.

 

 

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CO HQ-Battalion

Colonel GGA Priyantha Gamage RSP

            Colonel GGA Priyantha Gamage RSP has been appointed as the Commanding Officer for Head quarters   Battalion of the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps, with effect from 02nd April 2018.


Colonel GGA Priyantha Gamage RSP is a proud product of  St joseph  College, Bandarawela and was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army on 26th January 1987 through the Sri Lanka Volunteer Force Officer Cadet Intake VI. Upon successful completion of military training, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and passed out at Military Academy Diyathalawa. He opted to join the Sri Lanka Artillery  Regiment on 26th January 1987.


During his illustrious military career he worked as Platoon Commander,  IO, Battery  Commander, 2nd In Command, Commanding Officer, Colonel Cord (All Matters) , Colonel welfare, and Commandant Muhumalei entry exit point .


In recognition of his gallantry service he awarded Rana Shura Padakkama, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North and East Operational Medal, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal, Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal.


Colonel GGA Priyantha Gamage RSP  is also married and blessed with a daughter .