Commander (ASW) CK Pawuluge Commander (ASW) Chandana Pawuluge was born on 14th February 1977 and joined the Sri Lanka Navy on 11th October 1998 as a Service cadet of Intake 16 at the Kotelawala Defence University. He successfully completed the basic training at the Kotelawala Defence University and the Naval & Maritime Academy, Sri Lanka. He followed Sub Lieutenant Technical Course at Bangladesh Naval Base, BNS Ishak khan in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He is specialized in Anti-Submarine Warfare from Anti-Submarine Warfare School Kochi, India.
Further, he obtained BSc (Defence Studies) degree, MSc (Defence & Strategic Studies) and Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics Management from the Kotelawala Defence University and Commander Chandana Pawuluge followed Staff Course at Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda. He also followed RADAR and SONAR Command course at Dalian Naval Academy, China.
He has commanded several Fast Attack craft, a Landing Craft, and a Fast Gun Boat during his naval career. In addition, he has held appointments at Naval Headquarters in the Directorates of Naval Personnel and Naval Projects & Plans.
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 Sri Lanka 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.
Major WHMC Dharmawansha
RSP, USP, psc, MIR, MSc ( MLRHRM)
Sri Lanka Army
Major WHMC Dharmawansha
Major Cyril Dharmawansha is presently serving as a Military Research officer at the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka. Major W H M C Dharmawansha was born on 20th September 1975 and enlisted to the Army on 04th July 1998. He counts over 21 years of dedicated and loyal service in the Sri Lanka Army. Before being posted to the Ministry of Defence, he has held several key appointments in his military career in command and staff capacities in various military establishments, mainly as the Brigade Major at the 621 Brigade, Instructor at the Infantry Training Centre, Regimental Adjutant of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment and Second In Command in the first battalion of Mechanized Infantry.
Major W H M C Dharmawansha graduated from the Defence Services Command and Staff College Sri Lanka in the year 2010 and he has completed Masters Degrees on Labour Relations and Human Recourses Management at the University of Colombo.