Commanding Officer

Commander WMUI WIJAYARATHNE RSP,BA(Lanka),PG Dip(Criminology)


Commander WMUI Wijayarathne has joined the Sri Lanka Navy on 31st July 1998 as an Officer and underwent his basic training at the Naval & Maritime Academy, Trincomalee. He has obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kelaniya in year 2007, and completed Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology at University of Jayawardanapura in year 2016. He has followed Young Officer Course in Pakistan in 2004 and Junior Staff Course in India in 2011.Further, he has completed underwent following local courses.

Course NameFromToLocation
Slt Technical (NPM) Course 2001/1/25 2001/9/16 SLNS Shiksha
Basic Marksmanship Course 2001/6/12 2001/6/25 Diyatalawa
Battalion Training Course 2003/11/24 2004/1/14 NRTC(P)
Basic Course for NPM Officers on Laws of the Armed Conflict 2005/5/9 2005/5/12 NRTC(P)
Night Training Package Course 2005/10/18 2005/11/2 SF Training School, Maduruoya
United Nations Peace Support Operations Instructor Course 2009/1/19 2009/1/30 IPSOTSL - Kukuleganga
Unit Coach Course 2009/11/9 2009/12/17 MSTS - Diyathalawa
III MARFORPAC Course (Module - 2) 2016/8/15 2016/8/18 SLNS Shiksha

Proving his capability, he has served 06 months in Haiti for UN Peace Keeping Mission in 2007. He immensely contributed during the humanitarian operation to liberate Srilanka by eliminating LTTE and to liberate the East and North, which led to final war victory in Sri Lanka . Operation “Jayasikuru” is one of the best operation he contributed.He has served 06 years in Combat Training School, poonawa to groom officers and sailors up to the standards required by  it the most. At present, he holds the first Commanding Officer of the Sri Lanka Navy Marine Battalion.

Commander WMUI Wijayarathne has awarded with Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP) for the bravery and gallentry services performed during his unblemished naval career.

He is married to Mrs Shiromala and has been blessed with two sons.