Director General Services and Director General Administration

Rear Admiral


USP, ndc, MSDS

Rear Admiral Sumith Ananda Weerasinghe is presently holding the appointment as the Director General Services and Director General Administration. He was born in 21st March 1966 at Badulla, the scenic hill capital of Sri Lanka and is a proud product of Uva College Badulla.

He Joined the Sri Lanka Navy on 07th January 1985 with the 13th intake of Officer Cadets and underwent his basic training at the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. He received the Commission as an Acting Sub Lieutenant in year 1987 and underwent Sub Lieutenant Technical Course and specialization in Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) at INS Venduruthy, Cochin, India.

He is a Master Degree holder of Bangladesh University of Professionals in Master of Strategy and Development Studies. He has followed the National Defence Course at Dhaka Bangladesh.

He is a valiant and competent Executive Officer who has much experience in commanding most of establishments and has also commanded Long Patrol Boats (LPB), Fast Attack Craft (FAC), Fast Gun Boats (FGB) and Off shore Patrol Vessels (OPV). He has held prominent appointments of Director Naval Welfare, Deputy Area Commander (South), Commandant Advance Naval Training Center Boossa, Deputy Area Commander (North), Director Naval Personnel. As the initial Commanding Officer of Off shore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Sayurala, Rear Admiral Sumith Ananda Weerasinghe commanded the voyage from Port of Kochi to Colombo.

He is a passionate sportsman who has been awarded with Navy colours for Squash and Tennis for many years. He has captained Sri Lanka Navy Squash and Tennis teams and won many competitions during his tenure and held Chairman Tennis consecutively for many years.

He has been awarded with Purna Bhumi Padakkama, Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal, North and East Operational medal, Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal, Sri Lanka Navy 50th Anniversary Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal, East Humanitarian Operation Medal, Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal, Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP), FAC Squadron Pin, Surface Warfare Badge and Commendation Badge by the Commander of the Navy.

He is married to Kumari and they blessed with a daughter and two sons.