Lt Col WMSMB Wansekara AATO
1. Lieutenant Colonel Mangala Wansekara AATO, Who was born on 27th December 1975 is a proud product of Kingswood collage, Kandy. This Senior Officer Joined the regular force of Sri Lanka Army on 22nd January 1997 as an Officer Cadet of intake BMA3. Upon successful completion of basic military training at Bangladesh Military Academy, Chittagong and Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyathalawa, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted in the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 20th June 1998.
2. During his military career, he has held various appointments in both operational and non operational areas including Officer Commanding - Forward Ordnance Team 561 Bde and Senior Ordnance Officer 56 DIV (Omantha), Officer Commanding - Forward Ordnance Depot (Kandy), Officer Commanding - Ordnance Store Section (Udawalawa), Officer Commanding - Forward Ordnance Depot - 51 DIV(Jaffna), Adjutant - 3SLAOC (Minneriya), Officer Commanding - Ordnance Store Section (Minneriya), Staff Officer Grade II - Directorate of Ordnance Services (AHQ), Procurement Officer - DSCSC (Sapugaskanda), Second in Command - 6 SLAOC (Kilinochchi), Second in Command - 5 SLAOC (KKS). Presently, the Senior Officer is serving as the Commanding Officer - 4 (V) SLAOC, Kandy.
3. To his credit, he has attended a number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value. It includes Junior Command Course - SLMA (Diyathalawa), Civil Affairs Course - RHQSLAC, Young Officer Course - Pakistan, Senior Management Course - India, Arms & Ammunition Technical Officer Course - India, Unit Command Course - OCDC (Buttala).
4. The Senior Officer has been conferred with East Humanitarian Operational Medal, North Humanitarian Operational Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North and East Operational Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal, Service Medal during his illustrious service in the Army.
5. He is married to Mrs Ajani De Silva and blessed with three loving daughters named Sajani Mihiranga, Kisalki Eshala and Senali Vihansa.