C. S. Weerasooriya

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General
C. S. Weerasooriya
RWP, RSP, VSV, USP
Allegiance Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Army
Rank General
Unit Sri Lanka Artillery
Commands held Commander of the Sri Lankan Army
Awards Rana Wickrama Padakkama,
Rana Sura Padakkama,
Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya,
Uttama Seva Padakkama,
Sitara-e-Pakistan
Other work Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan

General Chandrika Srilal Weerasooriya, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP is a Sri Lankan General. He was the 15th Commander of the Sri Lankan Army and a former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan.

Educated at St. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia and attended the Pakistan Military Academy. He is a graduate of the National Defence College, India.[1] Having served in many commands and operations in the Sri Lanka Army, including Operation Leap Forward and Chief of Staff of the Army, he was appointed on 16 December 1998 as the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army and held the position until his retirement on 24 August 2000. He was promoted to the rank of General on retirement and was succeeded by L. P. Balagalle.[2]

In 2000 he was appointed as Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan and served in this capacity for six years. He was award the Sitara-e-Pakistan the highest of civil decoration given by the Government of Pakistan in 2011.[3] He also serves as an independent non-executive director of Ceylinco Life PLC since 2010.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Rohan Daluwatte
Commander of the Sri Lankan Army
1998-2000
Succeeded by
L. P. Balagalle