Forward Maintenance Area (East)

Brief History

Forward Maintenance Area (East) was raised in 1994 as per the AO published on on 14 Sep 1994 and placed under purview of Log Comd. This headquarters appointed of Comd, designated as Deputy Comd Log Comd (East) at the beginning. The first Comd of this HQ was the Col AOCN Fernandoato. In early stage this HQ has not been given permanent location to open the FMA headquarters, temporary located at the Forward Base Ordnance Depot (FBOD) Minneriya in 7 SLA premises. Though the HQ was established, no proper staff had been posted to the HQ at the opening, the therefore all the works had been performed with the help of FBOD (Min).

Later FMA HQ has been moved to a married quarter at 7 SLA premises and established FMA HQ place where the fuel pump is presently located. Due to the progressive expansion at the Army in 1995, demand for logistics supplies from the North and East were increased. In order to manage and co-ordinate logistics supply chain a necessity at proper headquarters was arose consequently FMA HQ had been shifted and then situation has arisen to have a proper place for the Headquarters for smooth functions, as result of which FMA HQ has been shifted to the RDA premises Minneriya. Further fwd element of FMA (East) established at the premises of the Fort Fedric in Trincomalee as per a logistics hub to the northern theatre to cater for high demands of logistic supplies.

The designation of the Deputy Comd, Log Comd (East) was re-designated and read as FMA (East), since then the headquarters functions as FMA (East). The FMA (East) HQ was relocated at the premises of SFHQ (East) Minneriyain 2000and later moved to the present loc by then the Comd FMA (East) Maj Gen DRAB Jayathilaka in mid of the year 2006 and 26 x Comds have commanded the FMA (East) so far and present commander is Maj Gen M W T C Mettananda USP ndc.


To maintain the stocks of Combat Supplies, Engineer items, all Ordinance items etc, in a forward location closer to the areas.


To provide the logistic backing for the assigned conducted by the AOR.


SF (East) covers largest area extended 12696 Sqkms. It consists of 3 Infantry Divisions. FMA (East) to Maintain and provide continues supply and support of Engineer service, Ration and fuel, medical assistance, Ordnance items, maintain of vehicle and maintain military discipline in AOR.

Commander of the Headquarters Forward Maintenance Area (East)

Maj Gen MWTC Mettananda USP ndc
Forward Maintenance Area (East)

Official Contact Details of HQ FMA (E)

Postal Address - Headquarters Forward Maintenance Area (East) Army Cantonment Minneriya

Email Address - fmae@army.lk& hqfmaeast@gmail.com

Telephone Numbers - 0272246869

Fax Number - 0272246869