Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers

Motherland Honour & Service


Major General SA Kulatunge RWP RSP VSV USP psc

Maj Gen SA Kulatunge RWP RSP VSV USP psc is a proud product of Royal College Colombo. Upon completion of School education, he joined to Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army as an Officer Cadet on 20 January 1989. After completion of basic military training from Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and posted to the prestigious Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers on 19 January 1991.

Maj Gen Shewanth Kulatunge is a reputable senior military officer who has held key Command, Staff and Instructor appointments during his famed military career. Following are some of the significant command appointments held by the senior officer:

  1. General Officer Commanding - 23 Infantry Division
  2. Brigade Commander - 522 Infantry Brigade
  3. Brigade Commander - 232 Infantry Brigade
  4. Commanding Officer - 1 Field Engineer Regiment
  5. Squadron Commander - 9 Field Engineer Regiment, 8 Field Engineer Regiment and
  6. Field Engineer Regiment
  7. Troop Commander - 1 Field Engineer Regiment.

Renowned for his aptitude and diligence as a staff officer, the senior officer has held the following important staff appointments:

  1. Director - Directorate of Research Concept and Doctrine AHQ
  2. Director - Directorate of Plans AHQ
  3. Colonel GS - 22 Division
  4. Colonel MS - MS Branch AHQ
  5. Staff officer I - MS Branch AHQ
  6. General Staff Officer I (Operation) - Directorate of Operations AHQ
  7. Brigade Major - 514 Infantry Brigade
  8. Staff officer II - 211 Infantry Brigade
  9. GSO II - Engineer Brigade

The senior officer, having proven his intellectual and instructional prowess, had the privilege of serving in the following decisive instructor appointments:

  • Chief Instructor - Sri Lanka Military Academy
  • Chief Instructor - Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering
  • Officer Instructor - Sri Lanka Military Academy
  • Apart from the above, Major General Shewanth Kulatunge was able to contribute significantly towards strengthening military and diplomatic ties with friendly foreign countries, during his two-year tenure as the Minister Counsellor - Defence at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pakistan. He was also able to contribute towards global peace whilst serving as a staff officer at the Headquarters of the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

    During his illustrious military career, Maj Gen Shewanth Kulatunge has followed many local and overseas training courses, programmes and visits. Significant amongst them is the International Counter Terrorism Fellows Programme, at the National Defence University in Washington DC USA, from where he graduated as a ‘Distinguished Graduate’ with a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Security Studies. He has also graduated from the University of Kelaniya with a Master of Science degree in Defence Studies. Following are some of the overseas and local courses/visits attended by the senior officer:

    1. Young Officers Course – Bangladesh
    2. Engineer Officers Combat Engineer Instructor Course – India
    3. United Nation Peace Keeping Operations Instructor Course – Mongolia
    4. Air Maintenance Course – India
    5. Annual Defence Dialogue – India
    6. Visit on 5th India – Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST) – India
    7. Visit on Study Indian Army Military Secretary Branch– India
    8. Basic Marksmanship Course - Sri Lanka
    9. Bomb Disposal Course - Sri Lanka
    10. Army Command and Staff Course - Sri Lanka
    11. Humanitarian Demining Course - Sri Lanka

    Maj Gen Shewanth Kulatunge is a decorated military personality of the Sri Lanka Army who has been awarded the ‘Rana Wickrama Padakkama’, and the ‘Rana Sura Padakkama’ for his bravery in the face of the enemy. He is also a recipient of the ‘Vishishta Seva Vibhushanay’, and the ‘Uththama Seva Padakkama’ for his exceptional, distinguished, loyal and unblemished service to the nation.

    Maj Gen Shewanth Kultunge has excelled in sports too and is a recipient of Army, Defence Services and Nationl colours for practical pistol shooting. Also, he is the present chairmen of Sri Lanka Army Wrestling Committee. The senior officer is married to Mrs. Varuni Kulatunge and is blessed with a daughter.