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    Funeral of Late Major General K.J.Wijetilleke today at Borella

    July 07, 2015

    The last rites of Late Major General K J Wijetilleke with full military honours will be held today at 1730 hours at the General Cemetery, Borella.

     

    Major General K. Jagath Wijethilleke, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation  passed away after a sudden illness on Saturday (4).

     

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva expressed his profound sorrow and immense grief on the demise of Major General K. Jagath Wijethilleke of the Sri Lanka Engineers who has held a number of key appointments in the Army and served the nation with dedication and commitment.

     

    A Special Order of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, issued through the office of the Adjutant General is to be read out at the military funeral on Tuesday (7).

     

    Born in Ambalangoda in 1962, he received his education at Colombo Ananda College as a brilliant student while proving himself to be an outstanding cricketer in the college. Enlisted to the Army on 31 August 1981 as an Officer Cadet in the Short Service Commission 3A Intake, he received his initial military training at the Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) to be commissioned as a 2 Lieutenant to the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers.

     

    Through his tireless commitment and dedication to the service of his motherland, he subsequently rose to the rank of Lieutenant (1983), Captain (1986), Major (1995), Lieutenant Colonel (1997), Colonel (2004), Brigadier (2006) and Major General on 01 October 2012.

     

    During his career of 34 years, he was able to attend several courses of studies in foreign countries, including Pakistan, India, Singapore and Bangladesh. His graduation from College of Military Engineering and Army Command and Staff College Pakistan, Senior Command Course India and National Defence College Bangladesh.

     

    Many medals were awarded to him in recognition his dedication, commitment, efficiency and loyalty during his service including the Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP) for his bravery in the battlefield.


    During his military career he contributed immensely to the betterment of the Army and won the admiration of both his superiors and subordinates. He who was always held in high esteem among his peers and colleagues for his absolute integrity and honesty, was a source of encouragement and inspiration to Officers and Other Ranks of the Army.

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