Major General Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Army, the Army Headquarters announced.
He is currently serving as the Commandant at Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda.
He has the honour of being the Commander of the first-ever Sri Lankan contingent of troops for the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations that was sent to Haiti in 2004.
He has also commanded an infantry Battalion and an infantry Brigade during many military operations conducted against LTTE terrorists.
Major General Amal Karunasekara is a product of Nalanda College where he was a senior Cadet in the school cadet platoon.