Ananda Weerasekara

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Ananda Weerasekara
Born (1943-04-29)29 April 1943[1]
Allegiance Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Army
Rank Major General
Unit Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
Battles/wars Sri Lankan Civil War
Other work Rehabilitation Commissioner
Deputy Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services

Major General Ananda Weerasekara was the Commanding Officer of the North Central Province.

Ananda was educated at Nalanda College Colombo. While at school he Captained Nalanda soccer team with distinction and was the goalkeeper. He was also a member of the college Cadet platoon.

After leaving army Major General Ananda Weerasekara assumed duties as the Rehabilitation Commissioner, and later appointed as Deputy Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services.

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara is a brother of Buddangala Ananda Thero.

On 1 May 2007, he entered the Buddhist Order by the name of Buddangala Ananda.[2] Currently he is living in the Buddhangala Forest Hermitage, in Ampara district.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Major General Ananda Weerasekera Soldier in search of Supreme bliss". The Island. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "From battlefield to the Buddha?s path". 2 May 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2016.