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|Born||29 April 1943|
|Service/branch||Sri Lanka Army|
|Unit||Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|Other work||Rehabilitation Commissioner
Deputy Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services
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.
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