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Captain Kosala Wijesooriya assumed duties as the Training Captain of the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee, on 16th August 2018.

Captain Wijesooriya, who is a proud product of Dharmaraja College, Kandy, joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet to the 09th Intake of Kotelawala Defence University on 17th November 1991. He was commissioned as an Acting Sub Lieutenant in the Executive Branch on 04th November 1993. Thereafter, he successfully completed the Sub Lieutenant Technical Course at the NMA. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in Sri Lanka, a Masters in Hydrographic Survey from the University of Goa in India, and Masters in Counter Terrorism Policy and Strategy from Naval Postgraduate School in California, USA.

During his unblemished naval carrier he has served onboard various ships and establishments including Navy Headquarters. He has been awarded with many medals including the “Rana Sura Padakkama” twice for his act of Gallantry and valor.

Captain Kosala Wijesooriya is married to Shereen who is a doctor by profession and blessed with son, Kisal who is currently studying at Gateway international school.