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Director Civil Engineering

Air Commodore MRK Samarasinghe
 B.Sc. (Def Stu)

Air Commodore Marasinhage Ruchira Kalhara Samarasinghe was born on 25th September 1968 and had his primary education at St. Mary’s College, Veyangoda and completed the secondary education at Nalanda College, Colombo.

He joined the Kotelawala Defence Academy as an Officer Cadet of 08th Intake on 03rd November 1990 and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer of Sri Lanka Air Force, in the Air Field Construction Branch on 14th November 1992.

Air Commodore MRK Samarasinghe has been awarded the SLAF 50th Anniversary Medal, Long Service Medal with Clasp, 50th Independence Medal, East Humanitarian Campaign Medal, North Humanitarian Campaign Medal, North & East Operations Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama and Riviresa Campaign Service Medal.

During his career, he has held numerous Officer Commanding Works Services appointments at Sri Lanka Air Force Bases China-Bay, Rathmalana, Vavuniya, and Katunayake and Works Engineer appointments at Sri Lanka Air Force Stations Ekala, Colombo and Mankulam. He has served as the Staff Officer Civil Engineering (Design), Special Projects Engineer, Officer Commanding Special Projects Unit at the Directorate of Civil Engineering. He also held the appointment of Senior Staff Officer Civil Engineering of the Directorate prior to being appointed as the Acting Director Civil Engineering on the 01st February 2016.

With effect from 01st May 2016, Air Commodore MRK Samarasinghe was appointed as the Director Civil Engineering of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

He has undergone Basic Cadet Training Courses at Kotelawala Defence Academy and Sri Lanka Air Force Station Diyatalawa. Junior Command and Staff Course at Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China Bay, Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Engineering held at Brisbane, Australia and Senior Command and Staff Course at Air War College, Pakistan, has further contributed to his professional advancement.

He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Defence Studies) from the Kotelawala Defence University and is an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).

Air Commodore MRK Samarasinghe is married to Inosha and blessed with a daughter and a son.

Directorate of Civil Engineering

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