Maj Gen C D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu
Major General C D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu was appointed as the 21st Commander of the Security Force (East) effective from 25 January 2021.
Born in 1968 in Colombo, he completed his education from Mahanama College, Kollupitiya and excelled in Sports and various scopes during his bright school days. He joined the Army as an Officer Cadet in 1986 and was commissioned into one of the most prestigious Infantry Battalions of the Sri Lanka Army, the First Battalion of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment on 23rd July 1987 after completion of his officer cadet training at Sri Lanka Military Academy. Besides regimental appointments in every scope, Major General Channa Weerasuriya had commanded one of the reputed Infantry Battalions 4th Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment during the era of very high intensity counter insurgency operations and held numerous important appointments in Command and Staff capacities.
Having completed the tenure as the Battalion Commander, he held the Staff appointments of General Staff Officer 1 (Coord) 23 Division, Colonel General Staff 58 Division, Chief of the Staff Regt HQ SLLI, Centre Commandant Regt HQ SLLI, Brigadier General Staff SFHQ(KLN) and Director, Dte of Recruiting - AHQ. Major General Channa Weerasuriya has served in many command appointments including Commander 512, 523 and 663 Brigades, Air Mobile Brigade and 22 Division in Trincomalee before the present appointment of Commander Security Force (East).
Major General Channa Weerasuriya had been awarded with the elite 'Rana Wickrama Paddakkama' and 'Rana Sura Paddakkama' in recognition of the gallantry, invaluable and selfless dedication excelled in face of enemy in the Battlefield and other service commendations and medals.
Besides the courses of training he followed in Sri Lanka, Major General Channa Weerasuriya had attended his Young Officers' Course in Pakistan, Mortar Course in India, Junior Command Course in Bangladesh, United Nations Staff Officers’ Course in Bangladesh and Senior Command Course in India. He has obtained the Masters Degree in Public Management from University of Jayawardhanapura and had gathered the exposure of attending seminars on Conflict Resolution by Military Means held in California, USA and Security of the countries of South Asia and North Eastern Asia held in Mongolia. Major General Channa Weerasuriya was recognized with the title 'ndu' by the National Defence University of Pakistan as he was graduated after the successful completion of the National Security and War Course.
He is married and blessed with a Daughter.