Destiny: My life in the Army launch today | Daily News

Destiny: My life in the Army launch today

An autobiography of Major General Tilak Paranagama titled DESTINY- My life in the Army will belaunched today (11) at 4.30pm at the Rock House Camp Auditorium, Colombo 15.

The Chief Guest at the Book Launch will be Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, the only Nobel Peace prize winner of Sri |Lanka and the Guest of Honour is J.C. Logesweran, Former Governor, Western Province.

The book portrays the distinguished military life of Major General Tilak Paranagama, who has titled his narratives My life in the Army, which he considers his destiny.

The story is a complete narrative of the life of a soldier, from Trooper to General.

As the reader travels this memoir of a life journey, there are many lessons to be learnt. It is an inspirational story that would serve an ideal guide, a manual that every officer of today should read. This exemplifies many facets of life that General Tilak has experienced, both exciting and sometimes disappointing. We see how he has faced these with fortitude, courage and joy. The reader senses his devotion, integrity and commitment in service and performance. His brother in Arms, Major Ranjan Senanayaka has hailed General Paranagama as one with the essence of discipline and moral conduct of such high order that he is the embodiment of an officer and the quintessence of a gentleman.

“The achievements, operational, administrative and academic are of the very highest standard”. This is evidenced from the service records in the attachments section.

It is an outstanding fact that that his performance on course in the US Army has been recorded as “Brilliant” by a US General.

As his brother in Arms he further describes: “General Paranagama has been hailed as a proud son of Armour, A great Cavalryman, in your Destiny you fulfilled the Armour Motto Wither the fates call. It is a book not to be missed by all citizens of Sri Lanka.

General Paranagama is now the President of the Royal Commonwealth Society Sri Lanka.


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