|Service/branch||Sri Lanka Air Force|
|Years of service||5 March 1982 -|
|Commands held||Air Force Commander of Sri Lanka,Director of Operations at Air Force Headquarters|
|Awards||WWV, RWP, RSP|
Early life and education
Kapila was received his education from Nalanda College Colombo and a graduate of PLA National Defense University in Defence Studies. He is the first officer to be nominated and appointed to the National Defense University of China, where he graduated with distinction and a fellowship.
Kapila joined Sri Lanka Air Force on 5 March 1982 as an Officer cadet and was commissioned as a Pilot officer in General Duties branch of No. 4 Squadron SLAF in 1985. Kapila is a Qualified Helicopter Instructor (QHI) with an exceptional A-2 Instructor grading to his credit and a VVIP Pilot.
He was the Commanding Officer of the No. 7 Squadron SLAF at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda. Later in the year 2000 Kapila was appointed as the Commanding Officer of the No. 6 Squadron SLAF and he was flying the Mil Mi-17 helicopters.
In January 2005 he was appointed as the Defense Advisor to the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan.
In December 2009, he took over duties as the Base Commander Sri Lanka Air Force Base China Bay. Latyer when SLAF Base China Bay was upgraded and renamed as the Air Force Academy, he was re-designated as the Commandant of the Air Force Academy.
He has followed Bell Helicopter Transition Courses at Bell Textron, Texas, USA- 1986, Joint Air Warfare Course at IAF in India -1992, Junior Command and Staff Course at PAF in Pakistan -1992, Air Crew Instructors Course at RAF, Cranwell, UK -1996, Defense Resource Management Course, Bangkok, Thailand- 1997, Air Doctrine symposium, Guam, USA- 1998, Cobra Gold Combined Exercise, Bangkok, Thailand- 2001, Defense Resource Management Course – Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California USA - 2004, National Defense Course, China in 2008/2009, during his service career.
- "Air Force Commander pays tribute to Monath Perera". Sri Lanka Airforce. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
- "Odds & Ends". Sunday Times. May 20, 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
- "A Sri-Lankan Pilot Killed When Two Kfirs Collide in Mid-Air". Defence Update. 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
- "Kfir crash probe Final report in three weeks". Daily News. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
|Commander of the Air Force
12 September 2016 - Present