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  • Major Hemantha Dayaratne

    Visiting Fellow
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    Archive data: Person was Visiting Fellow at IDSA

    Visiting Duration in IDSA

    15 September 2010- 14 March 2011


    M.A. (2006) Faculty of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    B.A. (1996) Kothelawela Defence University, Sri Lanka, Post graduate Diploma, Faculty of Human Resources Management, University of Kelaniya, Diploma In journalism, University of Colombo. Sri Lanka Military Academy Regular military officers’ Course (42-B), Commissioned infantry Officer in the Sri Lanka Army.

    Current Project

    Study on Varied Media Reporting on Armed Conflicts and its impact in South Asia.

    Major Hemantha Dayaratne is an infantry Officer in the Sri Lanka Army. He joined the Army in 1993 and after his graduation and commissioning he fought battles against LTTE till the end of the year 2000 as an infantry officer. He twice injured in battles and after his recovery he was posted in the Military Spokesman’s Office of the Sri Lanka Army ( as a Staff Officer. With his new posting He changed his path towards military- media relations. He has been working in the field of military-media relations for ten years in the Sri Lanka Army todate. Presently he is in the editorial Staff of “The White Hackel”, the pioneer Sri Lanka Army quarterly and the journal of the Sri Lanka Light infantry.

    Select Publications

    • The White Hackel, official journal of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry

    Publications at IDSA