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Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps

Sua Tela Tonati

2 SLAOC

HISTORY OF THE 2nd REGIMENT SRI LANKA ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS

The 2nd Regiment of the SLAOC started as a Store Section at the Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Camp on 18 February 1985. Later, this was upgraded as a Forward Ordnance Depot under the command of Capt DP Dissanayake and Lt(QM) S Narangoda acted as the 2IC. Then it was shifted to present location as ABOD on 1 November 1989. Capt P Ravindran was appointed as the 1st officer commanding of the FOD. Was upgraded as 2 DOU on 26 Feb 1991 to cater Ord support to the camps located in Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Wanni area.Then Lt Col ML Jayaratne ato was appointed as the first Commanding Officer and had contributed immensely to provide Ordnance support for Operations 'Asaka sena,Akunu pahara, Thrivida balaya, Balawegaya, Haye Pahara', Wanni Wickrama 1,2,3,4,5, Edibala and etc.

At that time Forward Ordnance Depots (Wanni, Mannar, Jaffna) were under the Command of 2 DOU while MT I & II stores were under OSS Saliyapura.

OFFICER COMMANDING FOD - S’PURA

S/N Name From To
1. Capt DP Dissanayake 18.02.1985 13.03.1986
2. Lt(QM) S Narangoda 13.03.1986 27.04.1987
3. Maj RNKE Gunathilake 01.04.1987 01.04.1988
4. Capt NB Nikahetiya 01.04.1988 01.07.1988
5. Capt P Ravindran 20.06.1988 01.11.1988

OFFICER COMMANDING - ABOD

S/N Name From To
1. Capt P Ravindran 01.11.1988 23.07.1989
2. Capt RV Udawatta 23.07.1989 17.04.1990
3. Capt SDK Wijesekara 12.08.1990 24.02.1992
4. Capt BS Vidanage 05.04.1990 25.08.1990

COMMANDING OFFICERS - 2 DOU

S/N Name From To
1. Lt Col ML Jayarathne ato 26.02.1991 30.12.1993
2. Lt Col ST Abeyrathne 30.12.1993 24.06.1994
3. Maj NB Nikahetiya ato 24.06.1994 01.07.1994
4. Lt Col NB Nikahatiya ato 02.07.1994 31.10.1996
5. Maj SMAK Wanasinghe ato 01.11.1996 13.02.1997
6. Lt Col BPHS Mendis 13.02.1997 19.02.1997

The under mentioned FODs/OSS functioned under the 2 DOU to support mil estb located in north and north central for operational and logistic matters.

  • Forward Ordnance Depot (Jaffna)
  • Forward Ordnance Depot (Mannar)
  • Forward Ordnance Depot (Vavuniya)
  • Forward Ordnance Depot (WeliOya)
  • Forward Ordnance Depot (Elephant Pass)
  • Ordnance Store Section (S’pura)

Lt Col BPHS Mendis SLAOC assumed duties as the 4th Commanding Officer on 13 February 1997 and this Unit was upgraded as the 2 Regt SLAOC by ARO/42/97 dated 19 Feb 1997. After the Operation Rivi Rasa, adm and tech responsibilities of the Forward Ordnance Depots of JFN, EPS and OSS (PLY) were taken away from this Unit and assigned under the OC Tps SLAOC KKS.

COMMANDING OFFICERS - 2 SLAOC

S/N Name From To
1. Lt Col BPHS Mendis 19.02.1997 03.04.1998
2. Maj HMUB Herath RSP AATO Lsc 04.04.1998 30.04.1998
3. Maj CRS Fernando AATO 01.05.1998 23.02.1999
4. Lt Col CRS Fernando AATO 23.02.1999 26.11.1999
5. Maj TMSHB Madugalle 16.11.1999 01.07.2000
6. Lt Col TMSHB Madugalle 01.07.2000 23.12.2001
7. Maj GDD Gunasekara 27.12.2001 09.11.2002
8. Maj JADP Jayathillake ato 09.11.2002 23.12.2002
9. Maj HMUB Herath RSP AATO Lsc 23.12.2002 08.02.2005
10. Lt Col HMUB Herath RSP AATO Lsc 08.02.2005 06.06.2005
11. Maj HL Guruge AATO 06.06.2005 08.08.2005
12. Lt Col HL Guruge AATO 08.08.2005 17.09.2007
13. Lt Col SMWBN Thalagahawatte ato 17.09.2007 30.10.2008
14. Maj RAPAB Dissanayake (Over Looking) 30.10.2007 10.12.2008
15. Maj RLC Fernando 10.12.2008 04.02.2009
16. Lt Col RLC Fernando ato 04.02.2009 10.08.2009
17. Lt Col SNA Dissanayake ato 10.08.2009 26.09.2011
18. Lt Col JPH Gamage AATO 26.09.2011 12.11.2013
19. Col JPH Gamage USP AATO 12.11.2013 04.12.2013
20. Maj ADJA Perera AATO (Over Looking) 04.12.2013 08.01.2014
21. Lt Col WMSN Wijekoon AATO 08.01.2014 21.03.2016
22. Lt Col DMVV Dissanayake ato 21.03.2016 19.06.2018
23. Lt Col CT Siriwardana AATO Lsc 19.06.2018 01.06.2020
24. Lt Col EMTPGWK Ekanayake USP ato 01.06.2020 Up to date

This regiment had been tasked to provide demonstration of DAA and BAA for DSCSC Student Officers at Omanthai at time to time. Under the supervision of then Commanding Officer of the 2 Regt SLAOC Maj HMUB Herath RSP AATO Lsc. A holiday bunglow was constructed inside the camp premises.

While contributing towards operational duties, welfare of the soldiers was also looked into. Number of welfare and development activities were initiated by Lt Col HL Guruge AATO. Some of them are as follows.

  • Removal of the camp fence and construction of a boundary wall around the camp.
  • Establishment of a Calypso and Pearl Rickshaw Music groups.
  • Construction of a holiday bunglow on 05 April 2006 for ORs.
  • Launching of a new project to produce shorts, hats, and flack jackets using waste material of the Ranaviru Apparel Private Ltd, Yakkala.
  • 300 iron beds were produced for the use of soldiers who were deployed in peace keeping mission in Haiti.
  • In the year 2011, Fully fledged office complex was constructed and declared open.
  • In the year 2012, a 120’x30’ conference hall sitting and dining building for the WO’s and Sgt mess, officer accommodation for the stock control seetion and a 100’x20’ pre fabricated building also added to the Regiment.

The 2 Regt SLAOC has provided its active contribution for a span of three decades in all the operations in the Wanni operational area with 3 Forward Ordnance Depots and one Store Section.

This Regiment has immensely contributed in providing Ordnance stores at the last phases of the Eastern and Wanni Humanitarian operations.

At present, this Regiment is located under FMA (N/C) SF HQ (Wanni) and perform technical and administrateive duties for the entire SF HQ (Wanni) theatre. During the Wanni Humanitarian operation following SFHQ/Div HQ/Task Force were supported by 2 Regt SLAOC.SF HQ (Wanni), 21 Div, 56 Div, 57 Div, 58 Div, 59 Div, Task Force 2, Task Force 3, Task Force 4, Task Force 5, Task Force 6, Task Force 8 and their under Comd Bdes and Units.