General Chandrika Srilal Weerasooriya, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP is a Sri Lankan General. He was the 15th Commander of the Sri Lankan Army and a former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan.


C. S. Weerasooriya

Alma materPakistan Military Academy
Military career
AllegianceSri Lanka
Service/branchSri Lanka Army
RankGeneral
UnitSri Lanka Artillery
Commands heldCommander of the Sri Lankan Army
AwardsRana Wickrama Padakkama,
Rana Sura Padakkama,
Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya,
Uttama Seva Padakkama,
Sitara-e-Pakistan
Other workSri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan

Educated at St. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, he joined the Ceylon Army in 1963 as a Cadet office and attended the Pakistan Military Academy. On his return to Ceylon, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ceylon Artillery. He is a graduate of the National Defence College, India.[1] Having served in many commands and operations in the Sri Lanka Army, including Operation Leap Forward and Chief of Staff of the Army, he was appointed on 16 December 1998 as the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army and held the position until his retirement on 24 August 2000. He was promoted to the rank of General on retirement and was succeeded by L. P. Balagalle.[2]

In 2000 he was appointed as Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan and served in this capacity for six years. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Pakistan the highest of civil decoration given by the Government of Pakistan in 2011.[3] Since his return to Sri Lanka he has served as an independent non-executive director of Ceylinco Life PLC since 2010.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ceylinco Insurance appoints Gen. Srilal Weerasooriya as independent director
  2. ^ "Commandants". ceylondatabase.net. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ From the Government of Pakistan Gen. Srilal Weerasuriya honored in recognition of receiving top civil award
Military offices
Preceded by
Rohan Daluwatte
Commander of the Sri Lankan Army
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Lionel Balagalle