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SRI LANKA AIR FORCE
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Director WelfareAir Vice Marshal WMKSP Weerasinghe
USP, MMS, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MBA, MA (Fin & Econ), BA (Def Stu), PG Dip (IR), MISMM, MIM (SL), hdmc, psc


AVM WMKSP Weerasinghe who studied at the Ananda College Colombo is a graduate of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the Logistic Branch of the Sri Lanka Air Force on 23 June 1989. During his career in the SLAF, he had held many key appointments such as Command Procurement Officer, Commanding Officer Supply and Maintenance Depot, Director Budget, Director Logistics and Director Welfare. As an operational helicopter pilot from 1996 to 2001, he has flown Bell 206, Bell 212 and Mil Mi 17 Helicopters. In addition, he was the Acting SLAF Media Spokesman time to time. He is the Chairman of SLAF Wrestling and was the Defence Services Wrestling Chairman from2013 to 2016.

He followed the 12th Junior Commanders Course at the Junior Command and Staff College SLAF Academy China Bay. He had also followed training courses on Storage Management, International Purchasing, Purchasing Management, Material Management, Supervisory Level Course on Catering, Aviation Fuel Quality Control and Management and Leadership Development at various local institutes.

He was trained as a pilot at the Indian Air Force Academy Hyderabad, Palam Air Force Base, New Delhi and Sonegaon Air Force Station, Nagpur in India. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Advanced Logistics, Air Force Administrative College, Coimbatore, India. He followed the 45th Basic Staff Course at the Basic Staff School at the Pakistan Air Force Base, Peshawar. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India and University of Madras India. He had followed the Financial Management Staff Officer Course at the Keesler AFB USA as well. He had followed Aviation Fuel and Lubricants Management Course at the Indian Oil Corporation Training Center Mumbai India, Higher Defence Management Course at the College of Defence Management Secunderabad India and also a graduate of the Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

AVM WMKSP Weerasinghe is also a graduate of the University of Colombo and the Rajarata University of Sir Lanka by obtaining Master of Arts in Financial Management and Master of Business Administration Degree, respectively. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations awarded by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies affiliated to the Jawaharlal Neru University of India. He has also obtained Diploma on ICT for Cooperative Communication from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

He is a life member of the Institute of Supply & Materials Management and Institute of Management of Sri Lanka.

During his distinguished military career of over 30 years, he has been awarded with Uttama Seva Padakkama, Long Service Medal and Clasp, Poorna Bhoomi Medal, SLAF 50th Anniversary Medal, North & East Operations Medal and Clasp, East Humanitarian Operations Madal, North Humanitarian Operations Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal and Riviresa Campaign Service Medal.

He is married to Bernadine and blessed with two sons; Shakthi Yasas and Gagana Yasith.

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