Major General K. A. D. Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Army.
He is currently serving as the Commandant at Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda.
Major General Karunasekara RWP RSP VSV USP ndu psc, popularly known as ‘Amal Karunasekara’ is the Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda and the 15th Colonel of the Regiment in the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment.
He joined the Sri Lannka Army as an Officer Cadet in 1981, and after the completion of his initial Officer Cadet training in the prestigious Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army in 1984.
Being a professional military officer with an excellent record of conduct, he has an outstanding career record spanning more than 35 years to-date.