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Lt Col WAJ Hemachandra RSP psc GR


Lieutenant Colonel Jagath Hemachandra is presently serving as chief instructor of Institute of Peace Support Operations Trainingin Sri Lanka. He was born in 05 May 1973 and completed education at Henegama Centarl College, Gampaha.

He was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army in 31 December r 1993 as an officer cadet and after completing the basic military training at Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa, he was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant to Gajaba Regiment Sri Lanka Army in 21 July 1995.

Lieutenant Colonel WAJ Hemachandra has held numerous appointments in the field of Command, Staff Administration and Training during his tenure in military career.He has commanded the infantry battalion 9 Gajaba Regiment in year 2014/ 2016, 2in Commander at Mankulam in 2010/2011.

In Staff and Administration duties he held the appointments in the battalion level as Intelligence Officer, Adjutant in 1 Battalion the Gajaba Regiment in years 1999 and 2000 respectively. He has served as a General Staff officer (Grade II) in Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army in your 2007and served as a SO II training in directorate of Human Right & International Humanitarian Law in Army Headquarter in 2008. Also work as a GSO ll in SFHQ (W) and 68 Division 2010.

The Officer has followed Local and Foreign courses including the Counter insurgency and jungle warfareat India in 2003 Young Officers course at India in 2004, Basic parachute course at India in 2010 and Med carrier Course at Pakistan in 2007.Further he has graduated psc in from DSCSC Sri Lanka in 2009.

Lieutenant Colonel WAJ Hemachandra completed 24 years of loyal and unblemished record of service in Sri Lanka Army. During his military carrier he has completedone year tenure at UN mission Haiti as a Staff officer in the Force headquarter and obtain higher standard annual report from Force commander for his service in the mission.

He is a Buddhist and married to Mrs Uthpala Neelanayani being a father of one son & a daughter. He preferred to watching movies during leisure and has played football in school.

 Chief Instructor -IPSOTSL
   Lt Col WAJ Hemachandra RSP psc GR

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