Maj Gen SB Amunugama RWP RSP ndu
Genaral Officer Commanding
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:
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:
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.