Brigadier A L D M Gunasekara RSP USP psc
Brigadier A L D M Gunasekara RSP USP psc joined the Sri Lanka Army as an Officer Cadet in 1982 and had his basic training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers as a Second Lieutenant in January 1984. During his career he has held key appointments on command, instructional and staff in the Sri Lanka Army. In his regiment he served as an Engineer Troop Commander, Squadron Commander and the Commanding Officer of 9th Field Engineer Regiment. He served as a Squadron Commander at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy and a Course Commander at the Sri Lanka Military Academy. He held the appointment of Commandant Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering.
He was also the Colonel (General Staff) of the Directorate of Operations, Army Headquarters and commanded 521 Brigade in Jaffna. He held the appointment of the Brigadier Coordinating at the Defence Services Command & Staff College from 2008 to 2009. At present, he holds the appointment of the Deputy Vice Chancellor / Deputy Commandant of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.
Brigadier Gunasekera is an Alumnus of Defence Services Command & Staff College, Mirpur, Bangladesh. He obtained his Master's Degree in Management from the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Personal Management (IPM), Sri Lanka.
He was decorated with the Rana Soora Padakkama (RSP) twice (Gallantry Award) and Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP) for his dedicated and unblemished service in the Sri Lanka Army.
Brigadier Lal Gunasekara is married to Anoma and is blessed with two children, Danushi and Pubudu.