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Brigadier Wickramasinghe assumes duties as Military Spokesman

Brigadier Chandana Wickramasinghe of Gajaba Regiment assumed office as the 17th Military Spokesman today at the Army Headquarters in Sri Jayewardenepura.

Major General Sumith Atapattu was the former Director General Media.

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 has held a number of Command and Staff appointments.

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.

In recognition of his commitment to the defence of the country and bravery in the war for peace, he was awarded gallantry medals, Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP), Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP), each medal twice. He also has served as a Brigade Commander in the 511 Brigade in Jaffna.