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Air Vice Marshal CP Welikala  USP

Air Vice Marshal Chandana Prabath Welikala was born on 05 July 1963 in Colombo and had his education at Mahanama College Colombo and Nalanda College Colombo, where he excelled in both studies and sports.

He joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as an Officer Cadet in April 1983 and subsequently was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the Administrative Regiment Branch in 1984.

During his career, he was awarded Purna Bhumi Medal in September 1987, Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal in 1998, Sri Lanka 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal in 1998, Operation ‘Riviresa’ Campaign Service Medal in March 1999, Sri Lanka Air Force 50th Anniversary Medal in March 2001, Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Clasp in 2004, Awarded the Uththama Seva Padakkama in 2009, North Humanitarian Campaign Medal in 2010, East Humanitarian Campaign Medal in 2010.

Air Vice Marshal Chandana Prabath Welikala has commanded SLAF Station Wirawila and has held the appointment of Deputy Director Personnel Services prior to being appointed as the Command Provost Marshal in May 2011.
Air Vice Marshal Welikala had followed the Junior Command and Staff Course and Chief Administrative Officers Course at the Indian Air Force.

His hobbies are reading and cycling.  Air Vice Marshal Welikala is married to Priyangani and they are blessed with two children. 

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