Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

Published on - 1/28/2003

Visiting delegate Col. Sergiy P. Pasichnyk (at right) in conversation with the Army Commander Lt. Gen. L. P Balagalle

Colonel Sergiy P. Pasichnyk, Defence Attache of the Embassy of Ukraine in India, accredited to Sri Lanka called on the Commander of the Army Lt. Gen. L. P Balgalle RWP RSP VSV USP ndc IG on Tuesday (28) morning.

Colonel Pasichnyk and Lt. Gen. Balagalle exchanged matters of mutual interest and global concern during this brief meet at Army Commander's office. To mark the occasion, Lt. Gen Balagalle presented the visiting delegate with a plaque.

Colonel Pasichnyk, received his first military training at High Military School, Kyiv (1981) and Military Academy (1996). After he joined the High Military School, Kyiv as Cadet Officer, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant, Captain and Major during 1981-1992 where he served as platoon commander, company commander and battalion commander.

He was then placed Officer in charge of a Combat-training section of an infantry division in the Ukranian Army during which period he was promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel. He pursued a correspondence study course subsequently at the Kyiv Military Academy between 1994-1996. During 1996-2000 he was made the Deputy Chief of a section of Combat-Training Department of the Landing Force. In the year 2000 he was appointed as Chief of Section, Main Personnel Policy Directorate, Ministry of Defence in Ukraine.

Since August 2002, Colonel Pasichnyk has been working as Defence Attache to the embassy of Ukraine in the republic of India accrediting concurrently to Sri Lanka.