Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps

Faithful in Distress



Brigadier Chrisantha Fernando was born at Maggona, Aluthgama on 06th October 1964. He did his primary education at Roman Catholic College Diyalegoda and Kaluthara Vidyalaya subsequently entered to the Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo to study Medicine. During his final year at the University he joined the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps as a second Lieutenant on 15th October 1990. After completion of MBBS Degree and registered as a Medical Officer in Sri Lanka Medical Council he was promoted to the rank of Captain and received the basic Military training at Military Academy Diyathalawa. Having posted to 1st battalion of Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps he worked at non-operational and operational areas during the period of high intensity battle.

This senior officer did his post graduate studies at Post Graduate Institute of Medicine and board certified as a Consultant Anesthetist in Feb 2004

During his tenure in the Army he held the appointments as Officer Commanding Army Base Hospital Diyathalawa, Officer Commanding Army Base Hospital Palaly, 2nd In Command 1 SLAMC, 2nd In Command Army Hospital Colombo, Deputy Director Army Medical Services, Director Army Hospital Colombo and Director Army Medical Services.

Brigadier Chrisantha Fernando assumed the office as the Director General Army Health Services on 12th May 2020 and as the Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps on 13th May 2020.