Brigadier SA DE C Dassanayake USP was enlisted to the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army on 21 March 1985 as an Officer Cadet of SLMA Intake SSC - 5 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 09 February 1986 in the Sri Lanka Army Ordinance Corps.
Brigadier Senaka Dassanayake is currently serving as the 3rd Commandant of the RVAPL. He has followed Basic Ordinance Management Course (India), Defense Procument Course (Pakistan), Senior Officers Management Course (India), Defense Management Course (India).
With wide experience and service, Brigadier Senaka Dasanayaka has held many Junior level command appointments to suit his rank and he has actively engaged in many of the key offensive and defensive operations carried out by the Army against LTTE.
He was awarded with USP for the distinguish & noble service in the Army.
In addition, he has also held a variety of key staff and administrative appointments, including BAQ of SF HQ (KLN).
He is a distinguished past product of Richman Collage in gall and is married to Shiromi Dassanayake and blessed with a son.