Major General LM Mudalige RWP RSP ndu
Genaral Officer Commanding
Major General Mahinda Mudalige was born on 10 March 1965 in Kandy. He was an old boy of KalutaraMahaVidyalaya and Mahinda College - Galle. He joined Sri Lanka Army as an Officer Cadet of Regular Intake 21 on 06 June 1985. After success fully completion of training from both Sri Lanka Military Academy and OTS - Pakistan, he was commissioned on 25 January 1986. Subsequently, he was posted to 3rd Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry as a Second Lieutenant.
During his 32 years of dedicated Service to Motherland, he has held many vital appointments. Beside his regimental appointment as Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Second in Command and Commanding Officer of 6th Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry, 4th Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Regimental RFT Battalion, he has hold the appointment of the Brigade Commander of 234 Brigade. Subsequently, he became the General Officer Commanding of 23 Infantry Division, 59 Infantry Division and presently holding the appointment of the General Officer Commanding of 24 Infantry Division. In addition to the command appointment he has held staff appointments of General Staff Officer III (Plans) at Directorate of Plans at Army Headquarters, General Staff Officer I (Operations) and Colonel General Staff at Area Headquarters- Mannar. Moreover he was held the prestigious appointments of Commandant OfInstitute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) and Commandant of Non-Commissioned Officers Training School at Kalaoya.
Beside many local courses, he has attended several overseas courses such as Officers’ Physical Training Course at India, Young Officers’ Course at India, Junior Command Course at India, Parachute Course at India, United Nations Observer and Staff Course at Bangladesh, Senior Command Course at India, National Security and war Course at Pakistan and Peace Support Operation Course at Italyduring his long career in the Army.
Above all, he was the Second in Command of Sri Lanka Light Infantry Battalion in United Nations Peace Keeping Mission of Haiti in year 2007.
Major General Mahinda Mudalige was awarded with Rana Wickrama Padakkama and Rana Sura Padakkama for his valor of gallantry exhibited during the Eelam Wars.
Major General Mahinda Mudalige is married to Mrs. Krishani and Blessed with three daughters.