Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gusi Peace Award 2010 conferred to Jaffna Security Forces Commander

The Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe has been nominated to receive the prestigious Gusi International Peace prize of Philippines on November 24, 2010. Gusi International Peace prize, which is awarded in memory of Captain Geminino Javier Gusi, a Philippino guerilla who resisted the Japanese invasion and later in his life campaigned for human rights as a politician.

Maj.General Hathurusinghe is the only serving military officer in South Asia to receive the Gusi Peace Prize, given to distinguished individuals or groups worldwide with exemplary contributions to Peace and Human Rights.

Hathurusinghe, received his basic military education from Officers’ Training Academy in India and Military Academy in Sri Lanka in 1980-1981. And, continued advanced military training in various countries in India, Pakistan, China and Philippines including courses on Advance Gunnery course, Young Officers’ Course, Long Officers’ Gunnery Staff Course, Senior Command course and Radar Training Course and attended National Defense College in the Philippines.

He received Post Graduate qualification -Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) from the National Defense College of the Philippines during 2008-2009. Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe received the Gold Medal for the best dissertation in MNSA 44.

Sources: Sunday Observer | Civil-Military Coordination - Jaffna | Gusi Peace Prize International

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1 comment:

Daniel Amar Siad said...

He deserved the Prize god bless him and bless
Sri Lanka , the Peace will regain the country
Daniel Amar Siad
General Secretary
Gusi Peace Prize Foundation

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