Director General Personal

Rear Admiral


RWP, RSP, USP, ndu, psc, MSc (DS) Mgt, ADIDSS

Rear Admiral Waniga Arachchige Sujeewa Sirinatha Perera joined the Sri Lanka Navy on 07th January 1985 as an Officer Cadet of the Executive Branch in the 13th Officer Cadet Intake, after completing his primary education at Royal College, Colombo - 07.

He underwent officer cadet training at the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee and after his basic training, he followed Sub Lieutenant Technical Course in India in 1988/1989, specialized on Long Navigation Course in India in 1994/1995, Naval Staff Course in Bangladesh in 2001/2002, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Protection Course in United Kingdom 2006, Defence and Strategic Studies Course in National Defence University Beijing in China in 2015/2016.

He has commanded Long Patrol Boat, Fast Attack Craft, Landing Craft Mechanized, Fast Gun Boat, A 520 of Sri Lanka Navy and during 2012/2013, he commanded SLNS Sayura, one of the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).

During his naval carrier, he has shouldered many important and key appointments including Deputy Area Commander Western Naval Area, Northern Naval Area, DNVC and Deputy Director General Coast Guard and presently he is holding the appointment as Director General Personnel at Naval Headquarters.

His service decorations and medals include the Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP), Rana Soora Padakakama (RSP), Utthama Seva Padakkama (USP), Armed Force Long Service Medal & Clasp, Sri Lanka Navy 50th Anniversary Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal, East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal & Clasp, North and East Operational Medal & Clasp, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, Vadamarachchi Operational Medal and Commendation Badge with 2 stars, Surface Warfare Badge, FAC Squadron Pin and Staff Course Qualified Instructor Insignia.

He is married to Mrs. Shayani Poornima, who is a counselor and blessed with two daughters, Mineli and Thisuri.