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BIOGRAPHY

Maj Gen SB Amunugama RWP RSP ndu
Genaral Officer Commanding
24 Division


Brigadier SB Amunugama joined the Sri Lanka Army in 1989 after completing his primary and secondary education from St. Thomas College, Matale. After his successful completion of the basic military training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy - Diyatalawa and subsequently at the Indian Military Academy - India, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to 1st Battalion the Gajaba Regiment as a Platoon Commander. He has also served as a Company Commander in 1st & 8th Battalions the Gajaba Regiment and was appointed as the Second in Command in 3rd Battalion the Gajaba Regiment.

Brigadier SB Amunugama led 12th Battalion the Gajaba Regiment during peak of the Humanitarian Operation under 58 Division. The great leadership that he displayed was an immense contribution to eradicate separatist terrorism from the motherland. Moreover, he has performed his duties in following staff and command appointments during his illustrated military carrier:

* General Staff Officer 1 (Operations) – Security Forces Headquarters (Central) at Diyatalawa
* Colonel Administration & Quartering – 64 Infantry Division at Oddusudan
* Colonel General Staff – 23 Infantry Division at Punani
* Brigade Commander – 622 Brigade at Weli-oya
* Commandant – Centre for Army Vocational Training at Kalaoya
* Brigadier General Staff – Security Forces Headquarters (East) at Welikanda
* Director – Directorate of Real Estate and Quartering at Army Headquarters, Colombo and at present, he is serving as the General Officer Commanding of 24 Infantry Division at Ampara.

In addition, he has held following Instructional appointments:

* Officer Commanding Platoon Weapons Wing - Infantry Training Centre at Minneriya
* Officer Commanding Battalion Support Weapons Wing - Infantry Training Centre at Minneriya
* Chief Instructor - Training Wing, Gajaba Regimental Centre at Saliyapura

In his long tour of duty, he has followed number of training courses in both local / overseas and a few of those courses are as follows:

* Battalion Support Weapons Course - Minneriya
* Air Mobile Course - Weerawila
* United Nations Military Observer Course - Kukuleganga
* United Nations' Missions Course - Kukuleganga
* Battalion Support Weapons Course - Infantry School, India
* Young Officer Course – Infantry School, India
* Junior Command Course – Army War College, India
* Joint Operations Staff Course – National Defence University, China
* Intermediate Commander Programme – Army War College, China
* National Security and War Course - National Defence University, Pakistan

With 33 years of his service in the Sri Lanka Army during which, he has actively participated in all the major operations conducted in the North and East including major military operations such as Riviresa, Sathjaya, Akunu Pahara and Jayasikuru. Therefore, in appreciation of his bravery act and selfless dedication in the battle field, he has been awarded with the 'Rana Wickrama Padakkama' once and 'Rana Sura Padakkama' five times. Further, he is a distinguished senior officer who has also gained the Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, North & East Humanitarian Operations Medal, North & East Operations Medal, Videsha Seva Padakkma and United Nations Service Medal in appreciation of his valued military career.