Security Force (Central)

Commander Security Force Central

Major General S R B Aluvihare RWP RSP ndu psc

Major General S R B Aluvihare RWP RSP ndu psc assumed office as the 18th Commander of Security Force (Central) on 10 January 2024.

Major General Rohitha Aluvihare was born on 16 September 1969 and he is a proud product of Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala. He joined the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army as an Officer Cadet on 26 July 1988 to the Intake 31 of the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa where he subsequently completed the basic military training at the Indian Military Academy. The illustrious military career of this senior officer started with the bestowal of the presidential commission on 05 October 1990 and the posting to the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment turned a new chapter in the military life of this senior officer.

His immaculate career that spanned over 35 years was abundant with wealth of experiences and competencies he gained from the many command, staff, and instructional appointments he held. In his early career, the Senior Officer has held all the appointments of a battalion level from Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer, Officer Commanding and Second in Command. In addition, he commanded the Victorious Fourth Battalion of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. He rendered his service in different locations under diverse capacities as the Commander of the 571 and 553 Infantry Brigades and also as the General Officer Commanding of 58 and 11 Infantry Divisions.

Sharing his knowledge and expertise with the grooming officer cadets of the Sri Lanka Army, the Senior Officer has served at the Sri Lanka Military Academy as an Officer Instructor, Company Commander, Adjutant, Chief Instructor and Commanding Officer – Officer Cadet Wing. Further, this senior officer was also appointed as the Special Young Officers Course Coordinator at Infantry Training Centre. In addition, the Senior Officer served as the Commandant of the Army Training School in Maduru Oya.

Enriching his remarkable career in the service, he has attended a number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value. To name a few: Young Officers’ Course in Pakistan, Officers’ Transport Management Course and Junior Command Course in India, Infantry Battalion Commander Programme in China. Further, he is a graduate of the National Defense University of China. This graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda has obtained his Master’s Degree in Defence Studies at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Major General Rohitha Aluvihare also participated in many overseas visits and study tours. Some of them are; ACSC study tour in India and Overseas visit to Bangladesh. This senior officer has also served as a Staff Officer of Peacekeeping Contingent which was deployed in Haiti.

Major General Rohitha Aluvihare has also served as a Staff Officer in the capacity of Brigade Major at 222 Infantry Brigade, Adjutant and Staff Officer I at the Vijayabahu Infantry Regimental Headquarters in Boyagane. He was also the General Staff Officer I and Colonel General Staff at Directorate of Operations, Colombo. Later he was appointed as the Principal Staff Officer at Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Headquarters. He also held the appointments of Director General General Staff and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff. He served as the Adjutant General in Sri Lanka Army Headquarters in year 2023.

Major General Rohitha Aluvihare has performed a loyal and unblemished service in the Sri Lanka Army for over 35 years. He has been awarded the gallantries of Rana Wickrama Padakkama four times and Rana Sura Padakkama for the bravery exhibited in the battle field.

Major General Rohitha Aluvihare is married to Mrs. Thushara Yatiwawala and blessed with 2 daughters.