Janaka Walgama

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Major General Janaka Walgama RSP,VSV, USP,ndu, psc
Allegiance  Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lankan Army
Years of service 1981 –
Rank Major General
Unit Sri Lanka Engineers
Commands held

General Officer Commanding 22 Division Trincomalee
General Officer Commanding 65 Division Thunukkai
General Officer Commanding 51 Division in Jaffna Commander

Security Forces - East
Battles/wars Sri Lankan Civil War
Awards RSP,VSV, USP
Other work

Director General Defence Intelligence

Military Secretary of the Army

Major General Janaka Walgama RSP,VSV, USP,ndu, psc is the Military Adviser to the Sri Lanka's Permanent Representation to the United Nations at New York. [1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Janaka received his education from Nalanda College Colombo. Contemporaries of Janaka at Nalanda are the present Air Chief, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathi, Former Air Chief Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, Major General Milinda Peiris, Major General Ubaya Madawela, Consultant Neurologist Udaya Ranawaka & former Sri Lanka test cricketer Sanath Kaluperuma.[3]

Army career[edit]

During the war times he was the General Officer Commanding 22 Division in Trincomalee and Commander for 65 Division in Thunukkai (Kilinochchi).

Prior to the present appointment he held the appointments as the Military Secretary of the Army, Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Director General Operations at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff. He was the General Officer Commanding 51 Division in Jaffna and Director General of Defence Intelligence also at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff earlier.[4]

He has also been the Commandant of the Sri Lanka Military Academy at Diyatalawa thus been the only serving Sri Lankan Army Officer to hold both appointments as the Commandant of the Military Academy and the Staff College respectively. He has served as the Commander Security Forces-East. He was also the former Colonel Military Secretary at the Army Headquarters.

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