Major General JR Kulatunga RSP ndc psc
Major General JR Kulatunga RSP ndc psc MNSA (Philippines), Pg Dip in Strat & Def Studies (University of Malaya),

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. 


      Major General Kulatunga first held the appointment as a Platoon Commander and was deployed on Counter Terrorist Operations in the North and East of Sri Lanka. He had since then participated in most of the military operations conducted in Sri Lanka while holding different responsibilities in various appointments and ranks. He has a long service experience in the field of Counter Terrorist Operations and Counter Insurgency Operations. Major General Kulatunga had commanded an Infantry battalion for over two years from 1996-1999 in Jaffna and Wanni during the densest period of operations against the terrorists. Later in December 2005 he was appointed an Infantry Brigade Commander which he held until September 2007 in Muhamalei, Jaffna. He was the Commander, 55 Infantry Division in 2012 in Jaffna and Commander 12 Division in 2014. Finally, he commanded the SFHQ Wanni before taking over the present appointment.


       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:


  •  Chief Instructor at Counter Revolutionary Warfare Wing, Army Training School MADURU OYA in 1991
  • Chief Instructor of Battalion Training Course in 9th Brigade (Integrated) Elephentpass, Jaffna in 1993-1994
  • Chief Instructor of the Training Wing, Commanding Officer of the Officer Cadet Wing and Director Academics at the prestigious Sri Lanka Military Academy from 2000-2003
  • Military Assistant to the Commander of the Army in 2004-2005
  • Commandant, Jaffna Town Sector during 2007-2009
  • Chief Civil Affairs Coordinating Officer – Jaffna 2008-2009
  • Commandant, Sri Lanka Military Academy from 2009- 2012
  • Director Operations at AHQ in 2013
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor in Kotelawala Defence University from 08.01.2015 to 04.11.2016
  • Colonel the Regiment of Mechanized Infantry Regiment – At present

     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).

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