Maj. Gen. Rasika Kumara Assumes Directorship of Media and Psychological Operations in SL Army
January 10, Colombo (LNW): Yesterday morning, Major General K.A.N Rasika Kumara NDC PSC took charge as the new Director General of the Directorate of Media and Psychological Operations and Army Spokesman at the Army Headquarters. This formal transition, marked by a brief ceremony, saw him succeed Major General I.H.M.R.K Herath, who now assumes the mantle of Chief Signal Officer and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Signal Corps.
Amidst blessings, Major General K.A.N Rasika Kumara symbolically affirmed his acceptance of the new office by placing his signature on an official document. Following tradition, he engaged with Officers and Other Ranks, outlining his vision for the Directorate’s future endeavors.
Hailing from Theldeniya and a graduate of Ruwanwella Rajasinghe Central College, he commenced his journey in the Sri Lanka Army in 1990, obtaining his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1991 from the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA).
His extensive training repertoire includes a spectrum of courses such as the Platoon Commander’s Course, Officers’ Par Excellence Course, Unit Intelligence Officer Course, and numerous others spanning across various countries like India and China.
Major General K.A.N Rasika Kumara’s illustrious career boasts a diverse array of roles, including Troops Commander, Intelligence Officer, Brigade Major, Director of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, among others. His wealth of experience positions him well for the responsibilities of his new role.
The assumption ceremony drew the attendance of Senior Officers, Officers, and Other Ranks from the Directorate of Media and Psychological Operations, underscoring the significance of this transition within the Army hierarchy.