Brigadier Chandana Wickramasinghe of the Gajaba Regiment assumed office as the 17th Director of Media cum new Military Spokesman on Tuesday during a simple ceremony at the Army Headquarters in Sri Jayewardenepura.
The outgoing Director-General Media - Major General Sumith Atapattu, Media Advisor - Sisira Wijesinghe, Colonel Media Vijitha Hettiarchchi, senior officers, officers and other ranks were present during the brief ceremony.
Prior to this appointment, Brigadier Wickramasinghe was in South Korea to read for the National Defence University (NDU) course.
During his Army career of more than 30 years after he was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army (Regular Force) in 1989, Brigadier Wickramasinghe has to-date held a number of command and staff appointments.
Being a product of Matale Vijaya College and Kandy Dharmaraja College, Brigadier Wickramasinghe is considered a professional military officer and multi-disciplinary researcher in International Research (IR) domain, specialised in geopolitics, leadership, strategic studies, etc with special focus on national security.