check-all Brigadier B I Assalarachchi USP psc ptsc has been appointed as the 8th Director General of the Centre for Defence Research and Development with effect from 24th November 2023 by the Secretary to Ministry of Defence. The newly appointed Director General assumed the office in a ceremony held at the CDRD on 24th November 2023. The Deputy Director General, Chief Coordinator, Chief Controller and the Staff of CDRD were present at this occasion.

check-all Brigadier Buddhika Imal Assalarachchi is a proud product of the Mahanama College. He joined Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army on 03rd November 1990 as an Officer Cadet of the 8th Intake of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy (KDA). He was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant in 1992 and joined the Sri Lanka Signal Corps.

check-all In pursuing academics, he has completed BSc(Defence) in Electrical Engineering Degree, MSc in Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Management.Brigadier Buddhika Imal Assalarachchi is a recipient of Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP) for unblemished service and devotion to duty.Brigadier Buddhika Imal Assalarachchi is married to Mrs. Nadeepa Assalarachchi and blessed with two daughters.