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Major General AKP Wickramasinghe VSV USP was appointed as the 10th Director, National Cadet Corps effective from 03rd September 2016 by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena.
Major General Ajith Wickramasinghe received his primary education up to grade four at Richmond College, Galle and continued up to Advanced Level at Nalanda College, Colombo.
He joined Sri Lanka Army as an Officer Cadet in 1982 and graduated from the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyathalawa and commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant on 14th January 1984 and posted to a Logistic Regiment, Sri Lanka Army Service Corps. He was awarded Masters in Business Administration degree with a merit pass from Cardiff Metropolitan University in London UK.
During the 35 years of unblemished military career, he has held various important Command, Staff Training and Logistics appointments in the Army. Finally, at the time of retirement, held the appointment of Director General Supply and Transport at Army Headquarters.
He was involved in the operational logistic supply chain activities in the field under extreme conditions. Very successfully handled the operational logistic part entrusted to him during the height of war as well as peace situations.
He had privilege and opportunity to serve with the third Sri Lankan Army United Nations Peace Keeping Contingent to Haiti as the Logistic Company Commander. He has also participated five overseas military courses and participated in some of the high profile military seminars, workshops and visits too.
Major General Ajith Wickramasinghe was awarded with Vishishta Seva Vibhushana (VSV) and Uththama Seva Padakkama (USP) in recognition of his unblemished service.
He was a keen sportsman and played Cricket for Nalanda College for the first xi cricket team in 1979/1980. He was the Chairman of the Army Cricket Committee and during his tenure Sri Lanka Army Cricket team won the all island T-20 Cricket tournament.