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SRI LANKA SIGNAL CORPS - SCHOOL OF SIGNALS

In 1964 Signal Training Squadron was formed under 1st Regiment of the Sri Lanka Signal Corps at Panagoda. In 1991 Signal Training Squadron was elevated to a School of Signals under regimental centre Sri Lanka Signal Corps. This School established in the world heritage city of Kandy on 15th July 1991.

With the rapid expansion of the Sri Lanka Army, the School of Signals too expanded and conducts wide range of training courses without confining it for the Signal training courses. Since then working under the moto "Technological Sound" the School of Signals maintain high standard of training displaying its talents and skills in the field of training.

The School of Signals fulfilled its duties at its best as a training school not only conducting training programmes for the signalers and the Army personnel on signal duties but also conducting various courses for the officers and other rankers from the tri-forces, and computer courses for the children of deceased, serving and retired personals of Sri Lanka Army.

The School of Signals was selected to conduct leadership and personality development programmes scheduled in view of developing the leadership qualities and positive thinking in order to produce productive and dynamic generation of youth and adult in the country, amidst facing a lot of challenges. The school of signals conducts this programme for the students those qualified to enter universities and for the graduate, enlisted as development officers under the ministry of economic development.

The School of Signals has become popular among the people in Kandy, as soldiers worked along with the people to provide protection an assistant during natural disasters and other emergency situations acting in the same way the Army did it during the humanitarian operation by taking precautionary measures to protect the people and working along with them as one team. It has also become popular among the people as this school is cooperating with the people to fulfill common requirements of the area and also due to the services extended by this camp for the Temple of Tooth Relics and also other temples and religious places.

Captain K.M.R.P. Karunathilake as the Chief Instructor of the School of Signals made its first step forwards and later Major AA Perera appointed as acting Commandant of the School. Since then the School of Signals has functioned under 20 Commandants.

Name From To
Major AA Perera 1993.12.27 1994.09.14
Major RA Kaduwela 1994.09.15 1995.03.20
Major RAS Ranasinghe 1995.03.21 1995.11.01
Major AT Banagoda RSP 1995.11.04 1996.01.15
Major NM Hettiarachchi 1996.01.16 1996.04.20
Major KRP Rowel 1996.04.21 1997.03.20
Major HP Seneviratne 1997.03.21 1998.02.23
Lt Col KRP Rowel 1998.02.24 1998.05.06
Major CMDP Chandrasekara 1998.05.07 2000.04.27
Major DAPN Dematanpitiya 2000.04.28 2000.07.16
Major MT Vaidyaratne 2000.07.17 2001.06.13
Lt Col MP Sirimal 2001.06.13 2002.05.20
Major KMRP Karunathilaka 2002.05.20 2002.07.31
Major CMDP Chandrasekara 2002.07.31 2003.08.29
Major RP Karunarathne 2003.08.29 2005.08.04
Lt Col NM Hettiarachchipsc 2005.08.04 2005.10.19
Lt Col WAPK Thilakaratnepsc 2005.10.20 2006.10.26
Major RMPSB Rathnayaka (Officiating) 2006.10.27 2007.01.22
Lt Col HP Seneviratne 2007.01.23 2008.04.01
Lt Col NP Akuranthilake 2008.04.02 2009.12.01
Lt Col SHPD Thilakaratne RSP 2009.12.02 2010.12.07
Lt Col WACN Warakagodapsc 2010.12.08 2012.03.26
Lt Col R Elvitigala 2012.03.26 2013.12.11
Colonel KAWS Ratnayake 2013.12.12 Up to date