Major Gen.(Retd) Nissanka Wijesinghe joined the Sri Lanka Army in 1973 as a second lieutenant, rose up to the rank of Major General in his military career that spanned up to almost 36 years.
In his career trajectory, General Nissanka played almost all the important roles and responsibilities that an army officer is entrusted with in respective ranks. His unblemished career in the army won him the prestigious award of “Vishista Seva Vibushana (VSV)” which is awarded for possessing immaculate service of over 25 years.
Gen. Nissanka’s overseas exposure includes many top-ranking, world recognized defense colleges from where he imbibed military know-how to impart among his young fellow men at Kothalawala Defense Academy at Diyathalawa.
In his schooling career he exceled in athletics and in the games of Crickets and Soccer. Gen. Nissanka Captain the Army Cricket Team in 1987 and has held the position of Chairman of the Army Sports Board.
He was appointed as Director (Security) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority in February 2016. In addition to his current role he functions as a Consultant to the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.