23rd December 2022 11:39:32 Hours
Major General Udaya Kumara RSP USP USAWC psc assumed duties as the new Chief of Staff of Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at an auspicious spell scheduled on 19 December 2022.
Major General Udaya Kumara assumed the new office replacing Major General Rohitha Aluvihare who was the former Chief of Staff at OCDS. Before taking over the new appointment, Major General Udaya Kumara served as the Director General General Staff at OCDS. Symbolizing the acceptance of new appointment, he placed his signature on an official document.
He has obtained his Master’s Degree in Defence & Strategic Studies from the University of Kelaniya and he has also graduated from the United States Army War College (USAWC).
Major General Udaya Kumara has held numerous Command, Instructional and Staff appointments in various capacities including the overseas tenure as the Peacekeeping Officer at the Secretariat of the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil, the Chief of Defence Staff extended his congratulations and best wishes to the newly appointed Chief of Staff and shared his insights and advices towards the new appointment. Tri Service senior officers, officers, and Other Ranks of OCDS joined the occasion.