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Encyclopedia > Parami Kulatunga

Lieutenant General Parami Kulatunga (born circa 1950 in Kandy, died 26 June 2006) was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army, its third highest ranking officer. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy Kandy (මහ නුවර in Sinhala கண்டி in Tamil) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sri Lankan Army is the land force of Republic of Sri Lanka. ...


Military career

Parami Kulatunga graduated from Trinity College, Kandy. He enlisted in the Army on 20 July 1971, after his initial military training he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and subsequently posted to the 1st Battalion of the Gemunu Watch on 14 October 1972. // History Although Trinity College was founded in 1872, its antecedents go back to 1817 when the first missionaries from Britain, Mr. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ...


24.07.1974: Promoted to full Lieutenant. A Lieutenant is a military, paramilitary or police officer. ...


24.07.1977: Promoted to Captain. Captain is both a nautical term and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ...


01.06.1982: Promoted to Major. Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ...


24.03.1989: Appointed as Staff officer to the Intelligence Operation headquarters,(MOD) Staff officers in the U. S. Navy provide specialized support to Line Officers and to all other persons in the organization. ...


01.10.1989: Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, he contiued working at MOD. Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant-Colonel in British English from the French grades spelling) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine corps and air forces of the world, typically ranking above a Major and below a Colonel. ...


06.01.1990: Appointed as a General Staff officer to the 23rd Brigade. A General Staff is a group of professional military officers who act in a staff or administrative role under the command of a general officer. ...


27.06.1993: Promoted to Colonel, at General Staff headquarters 2nd Division. Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ...


31.11.1993: Appointed Deputy Commandant of the Sir John Kotalawala Defence Academy at Ratmalana.


10.06.1994: Appointed the Assistant Military Secretary MOD.


01.12.1994: Promoted to Brigadier, he took command of the 22nd Brigade Trincomalee. Brigadier is a rank which is used in different ways by different countries. ... Bay of Trincomalee (View from Temple) Trincomalee North East city of Sri Lanka. ...


28.12.1996: Appointed the Director of Training at the army headquarters.


01.10.1997: Appointed Deputy General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 56th and 54th Divisions. General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to a general officer who holds a command appointment. ...


28.11.1999: Appointed General Officer Commanding of the 52nd Division, Varani.


01.05.2000: Promoted to Major-General, and appointed as GOC of the 11th Division, Panagoda. Major General or Major-General is a military rank used in many countries. ...


06.09.2003: Appointed the Director General of the General Staff, army HQ A General Staff is a group of professional military officers who act in a staff or administrative role under the command of a general officer. ...


10.08.2004: Appointed Commander of Security Forces HQ, Wanni.


06.12.2005: Appointed the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka army.


Decorations

The main military decorations Kulatunga received were; Ranasura Padakkama (RSP), Riviresa campaign medal, Poorna Bhumi Padakkama, North & East operational medals, Desha Puthra amongst others.



On the morning of 26 June he was killed by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber who drove an explosives laden motorbike into his official vehicle as it was driving to a military base at Panipitiya near Colombo. He was 55.
Major-General Parami Kulatunga was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General effective from 28 June 2006. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, pronounced L-T-T), also known as the Tamil Tigers, is the main Tamil anti-government organization operating in Sri Lanka. ... A suicide bombing is a bomb attack on people or property, committed by a person who knows the explosion will cause his or her own death in addition to the attacks primary purpose (see suicide, suicide weapons). ... Location Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates , Government District Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Independent Group) Geographical characteristics Area     City 248 mi²/ 642 km²     Land   / km²     Water   / km² Population     City (2001) 647,100 ( 2001 census )     Density   3,305/km²   Metro 2,234,289 (Colombo metropolitan... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ...


External links

  • BBC report of Kulatunga's killing.
  • Sri Lanka Army website.

 
 

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