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Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers

Motherland Honour & Service

Chief Field Engineer

Major General PPA Perera Hdmc, psc, MBA (Colombo), MMS (India), BSc
(Def) Civ Eng, AflMIE (SL)


Maj Gen PPA Perera ( Pranginge Prabath Asanga Perera) was born in 16th of july 1969. Major General Asanga Perera has received his primary education from Mahanama College, Kollupitiya and secondary education from Royal College, Colombo. He has qualified from his Advanced Level examination in 1988 and enlisted to the Intake 7 of Kotelawala Defence Academy on 14 November 1989. After the successful completion of Academic and Military training at Kotelawela Defence Academy and Sri Lanka Military Academy, he was commissioned on 14 November 1991 and posted to the Sri Lanka Corps Engineers. Soon after the commissioning he joined the Kotelawala Defence Academy again and completed his first degree, BSc (Defence Studies) in Civil Engineering.

During his past 34 years of service, he has held numerous Command, Staff and Instructor appointments in Sri Lanka Army, such as Chief of Staff of Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Officer Commanding 12 Infantry Division, Commander of 551 Infantry Brigade, Commander of General Engineering Brigade, Commanding Officer of 8 Field Engineer Regiment, Commanding Officer of 4 (Volunteer) Regiment, Sri Lanka Engineers, Colonel (Commander’s Secretariat) at Army Commander’s Secretariat, Colonel (General Staff) at Army Training Command and Head of the Training Team, Officers’ Study Center, Diyatalawa. In addition, he has completed one year tenure as a Military Staff Officer in the United Nation’s Stabilisation Mission, Haiti in year 2014/15. Currently, He is serving as the Chief Field Engineer at Army Headquarters.

Major General Asanga Perera has followed number of important military and civil courses in Sri Lanka and besides the courses followed in Sri Lanka; he has followed Engineer Young Officers’ Course in Bangladesh, Engineer Officers’ Combat Engineer Instructor Course in India, Engineer Officers’ Mid-Career Course in Pakistan, International Humanitarian Demining Training Course in China, and Netherlands Defence Orientation Course in Netherlands.

He is a graduate from the Army Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka and holds the title ‘psc’ and also from College of Defence Management, Hyderabad, India and holds the title 'Hdmc'. Further he has obtained his first Masters’ Degree, Master of Business Administration, from the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo and second Masters’ Degree, Master of Management Studies, from the University of Osmania in Hyderabad, India. He is an Affiliated Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), a Member of the Engineer Council of Sri Lanka (ECSL), a Member of the College of Military Engineering and Technology Sri Lanka (CMETSL) and a Member of Institute of Management Sri Lanka (IMSL).

Major General Asanga Perera is married to Mrs. Machila Perera and blessed with a son, Pasan and a daughter, Sayumi.