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SRI LANKA AIR FORCE
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Director Ground Operation

Air Commodore Andrew Wayne Ediriweera Wijesuriya
USP, MSc (Def Studies) in Mgt, MDS, MSc (MOA-USA), MSc (NSWC-Pak), ndc, psc

Air Commodore Andrew Wijesuriya was born on 24th November 1966. He received his primary and secondary education at St Peter’s College, Colombo and the Colombo International School with a very short stint at St Paul’s school Darjeeling, India in-between.

He joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as an Officer Cadet of the 16th Intake of Officer Cadets on 5th May 1986 and was commissioned in the rank of Pilot Officer on 27th December 1987 in the Technical Engineering Branch. He holds a Diploma in Quality Management from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute, a Master’s degree (Defence Studies) in Management from the Kotelawala Defence Academy, Sri Lanka, a Master’s degree in Defence Studies from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka having completed Staff College with the No 1 Defence Services Command and Staff Course at Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka. He also hold a Master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air University,  Alabama, USA and a Master’s degree in National Security and War Studies from the National Defence University, Islamabad  Pakistan.

During his career of 31 years, he has held a number of Command and Technical Administrative appointments. Some of the  significant appointments held are: Officer Commanding Maintenance of the No 5 Jet (F7) Squadron and subsequently of the No 10 Fighter (Kfir) Squadron, Command Armament Officer (Aircraft and Ground Munitions) at the Directorate of General Engineering, Air Force Spokesman and Staff Officer to the Commander, the Head of Training Team of the Air Wing of the Defence Services Command and Staff College Sapugaskanda, Command Media Officer and Staff Officer to the Commander, Command Quality Assurance Officer, Deputy Director Aeronautical Engineering and the present position of Director General Engineering.

Air Commodore Andrew Wijesuriya is Chairman of SLAF Motor Sports and is recipient of the Uttama Seva Padakkama for unblemished conduct.

He is married to Sharmila and they have four children; Timaandra, Lara , Marc and Tiana.


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