Major General G J L Waduge RWP RSP USP ndu
Janaka Laksiri Waduge was born on 16 April 1965 in Rathmalana to Mr. Galwaduge Steephen and Mrs. Karunawathi. He studied at Gurukula Collage, Kelaniya.
On 14 June 1985, Young Laksiri Waduge joined the regular force of the Sri Lanka Army to Officer Cadet Intake SSC 05 of Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyathalawa. On successfully completing the basic Military training he was commissioned on 09 February 1986 and was posted to Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment. As a young officer he was able to win the hearts and minds of his superiors and subordinates. He got married to Miss. Kumari Kaburugama on 20 December 1995 who stood by him like a shadow up to date.
During his illustrated military carrier, he held many Command and Staff appointments such as Platoon Commander, Company Commander, General Staff Officer III , Staff Officer II – Admin, Second in Command, Commanding Officer of 7th & 8th Battalions of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, Staff officer I Admin, General Staff officer I, Brigade Commander, Contingent Commander United Nation Peace Keeping Operation Battalion of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment in Haiti, Area Commander, General Officer Commanding, Commandant – Infantry Training Centre – Minneriya Director General - Operation & Security at Office of the Chief of Defence Sfaff, General Officer Commanding 52 Division. And presently holding the appointment of Commander Security Forces Central.
Traversing on his adventurous journey in his military life Laksiri Waduge had the opportunity to enhance his knowledge by having successfully completed a number of overseas and local military courses such as Battalion Support Weapon Course at Infantry Training Centre – Minneriya, Young Officers Course in India, Junior Command Course in Bangladesh, Basic Laws of Armed Conflict Course in Malashya, Senior Command Course in India & Defense and Strategic Studies Course in China.
He has been awarded with Rana Wickrama Padakkama and Rana Sura Padakkama for his exceptional valour in battle field and Uththama Seva Padakkama for his exceptionally conduct.
The young Officer Cadet who joined the Army in 1985 owing to his outstanding conduct rose up in the ranks to the rank of Major General.