Lieutenant Colonel MIS Chandrakumara USP psc IG SLA joined the Sri Lanka Army on 25 January 1999 as an officer cadet and had his basic military training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa. Upon completion of the basic training he was commissioned to the Regiment of Sri Lanka Artillery. He has followed the Junior Command Course at the Officer Career Development Centre, Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa and Senior Command Course at Army War College Buttala. Further, he has followed the basic gunnery course, the advance gunnery course at School of Artillery India and the Officers Gunnery Staff Course at School of Artillery Pakistan and became an instructor in gunnery. He was graduated from Defence Services Command and Staff College in year 2012. He obtained Masters of Military Science and Management degree from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Currently he is reading for Masters in Management at Kotalawala Defence University.
During his military career, he has held numerous important appointments in Command, staff and instructional capacities.
He obtained Masters of Military Science and Management degree from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Currently he is reading for Masters in Management at Kotalawala Defence University.
Lieutenant Commander (ASW) A.P. Amila Prasanga
psc, BSc (DS), MBA, MSc (D&SS), MCPS
Sri Lanka Navy
Lieutenant Commander (ASW) A.P. Amila Prasanga
Lieutenant Commander (ASW) A.P. Amila Prasanga joined the Sri Lanka Navy on 05th August 2001 in the 19 Intake of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU). He has successfully completed the Sub Lieutenant Technical Course in India and his naval specialization is Anti-Submarine Warfare qualified from Anti-Submarine Warfare School in India. Further he has accomplished Staff Course at Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda and also completed International Maritime Staff Operator course at Naval War College in USA. During his naval career he has commanded in the Rapid Action Boat Squadron, Fast Attack Craft and Fast Passenger Ship. He also awarded with the Commander of the Navy Letter of Commendation for the demonstration of leadership qualities during the counter terrorism operations in Sri Lanka. Further, his academic qualifications accomplishments are BSc in Management and Technical Sciences (Defence Studies) at KDU, Master of Business Administration at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies at KDU and Masters in Conflict and Peace Studies at the Colombo University in Sri Lanka.
Apart from that he has presented research papers in national and international research conferences and also author and co-author of several national and international journals. Furthermore; he has been awarded with honorary Research Associateship in Social Justice Research Laboratory in the Ohio State University, USA for the recognition of his research contributions in the field of Human Trafficking. His research focus on Maritime Security, Climate Change, Naval Diplomacy and Human Recourse Management.
Wing Commander Meuna Heendeniya was born on 23rd August 1979 and joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as an Officer Cadet of the Intake 38 on 20th July 2000 after completion of studies at Royal College, Colombo. On completion of the Basic and Advanced phases of training, he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the Electronics Engineering branch on 08th February 2002.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Postgraduate Diploma in Defence Management from the Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. In January 2019 he attended the Defence Services Command and Staff College at Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka which earned him the distinguished title “psc” and was awarded a Master of Science for Defence and Strategic Studies from the Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka and currently he is studying for Masters Degree on Labour Relations and Human Recourses Management at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
During his career, he has held a number of Engineering Management appointments. Some of the significant appointments held are: Officer in Charge Avionics of the No.7 Helicopter Squadron, Officer Commanding Maintenance of the No.3 Air Defence Radar Squadron, Officer Commanding Avionics of the No.4 VVIP Helicopter Squadron, Electronics Engineering Officer of the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit in Central African Republic and Officer Commanding Electronics of the Air Force Academy. Presently he is serving as a Military Research Officer for Institute of National Security Studies
which is the think tank of Ministry of Defence.
He also attended courses on INDRA MK II Radar maintenance in India, Electronics Officers’ Advance Course at Air Force Academy in Pakistan and Advance Professional Knowledge Course at Air Force Technical College in India.