Pg Dip in IR (BCIS-SL), Dip in Civ Affairs and Psy Ops (USA)
Major General Jeewaka Ruwan Kulatunga was born in Colombo on 06 July 1964. Having completed his school education at Nalanda College Colombo, he was enlisted to the Army on 05 March 1984 as an Officer Cadet. On completion of military training at Sri Lanka Military Academy, DIYATALAWA he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant to the 1st Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry on 16 December 1985 and later transferred to 3rd Battalion with its inception.
He has held numerous Staff appointments both in war and peace environments from Grade II Staff Officer at AHQ up to Colonel General Staff at 53 Infantry Division (Reserve Strike Force). Having graduated as a diploma holder in PSY OPS and CIV AFF from the prestigious Special Forces Training School, Ft BRAGG, in North Carolina, USA in 1995, he proceeded to follow the Command and General Staff Course at High Gate, Malaysia. There, he obtained the coveted ‘psc’ title with a Pg Dip in Strategic and Defence Studies awarded by University of Malaya. He also possess a Pg Dip in IR awarded by BCIS, Colombo in 2013.
Major General Kulatunga is an alumni of the prestigious National Defence College of the Philippines and had obtained the degree of Master in National Security Administration along with the title of ‘ndc’. Besides that he had attended number of military training courses, seminars and exercises in over sixteen different countries.
Among his career achievements, Major General Kulatunga has held the following esteemed appointments:
Major General Kulatunga is the chairman of the Army Rowing Committee. Presently he is the Commandant Defence Services Command and Staff Collage, Sapugaskanda from 31 July 2017.
For his bravery demonstration in the face of the enemy during Counter Terrorist Operations he was awarded with RANASURA GALLANTRY MEDAL for three consecutive times. He has further been awarded with ten other Military and service medals. He is married to Thushari Sania Kulatunga and blessed with two sons, Senal (21years) and Asel (19years) and also with a daughter Kulanga (13years).