Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps

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Maj Gen HGI Vidyananda USP AATO Lsc

Maj Gen HGI Vidyananda USP AATO Lsc assumed the duties as Quarter Master General of Sri Lanka Army on 14th January 2019 and assumed the duties of Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 17th December 2018.

He was born on 13th November 1964 at Karandeniya. He has successfully completed his education from Mahinda College, Galle and he excelled in both track and field events during his school days.

Maj Gen HGI Vidyananda USP AATO Lsc joined the Sri Lanka Army on 06th June 1985 as an Officer cadet of Intake 21 SLMA and commissioned as a second Lieutenant after completion of his training on 25th January 1986 in to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps. He has held vital and important appointments in Sri Lanka Army commensurate with each rank.

He has successfully completed following courses during his military career.

Overseas Courses:

  • Officer Physical Training Course - 03 (India).
  • Basic Ordnance Management Course - 13 (India).
  • Arms & Ammunition Technical Officer Course - 10 (India).
  • Unit Command Course (Ordnace) - 12 (Pakistan).
  • Logistic Staff Course - 42 (Pakistan).

    Local Courses:

  • Motor Transport Officers Course (ACTC - ANP).
  • Method of Instructions Course (SLMA - DLA).
  • Computer Applications in Financial Mgmt (SLLIDA).
  • Diploma in English Course.
  • General Course in Diplomacy and International Relations.

    He has participated following foreign seminars and visits as a representative of the Sri Lanka Army.

  • Inspection of Defence Equipment (Iran).
  • Test Firing of 81mm Mor Rds (Romenia).
  • Conduct Test Firing/ Per Delivery insp on Inf/Arty Ammo (Pakistan).
  • Participated for World Military Swimming and Life Saving Championships (Germany).
  • World Billiards and Snooker Championship (India).
  • Study Tour of Small Arms Ammunition Production Plant (Pakistan).

    He held the following appointments during his tenure.

  • 2 I/C - Fod (Jaffna).
  • Asst SCO - Ledger Sec - SLAOC (PNG).
  • OIC Ammo Depot - CAAD (AHQ).
  • Offr Instructor - HQ APEC (PNG).
  • Offr Instructor - HQ SLMA (DLA).
  • SO 2 - Ord Proc Svcs (AHQ).
  • SO 2 - RHQ SLAOC (PNG).
  • SO 2 - Dte of Ord Svcs (AHQ).
  • Offg SO 1 (A & Q) -HQ 53 Div .
  • Comdt - Sch of Ord (Dombagoda).
  • Comdt- BOD (Maradana).
  • Centre Comdt - RHQ SLAOC.
  • Col Ord - Dte of Ord Svcs.
  • Col (A & Q) - SF HQ (J).
  • O/L Brig (AQ) & Col (AQ) - SF HQ (J).
  • Director - Dte of Ord Svcs (AHQ).
  • Comdt - ASL (TCO).
  • Comd - FMA (KLN).

    He was awarded with the following medal during his illustrious tenure.

  • Desha Putra Sammanaya.
  • Uttama Seva Padakkama.
  • East Humanitarian Operation Medal.
  • North Humanitarian Operation Medal.
  • Purna Bhumi Padakkama. North And East Operations Medal.
  • Wadamarachchi Medal.
  • Riviresa Campaign Services Medal.
  • 50th Independence Anniversary Medal 1998.
  • Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal 1999.
  • Sri Lanka Armed Service Long Services Medal 1979.

    Also he involved in extra curricular activities.

  • Corporate Member of Institute of Management.
  • Corporate Member of Institute of supply and Material Management.

    He is a keen sportsman and has brought pride to Regiment and Sri Lanka Army in following events.

  • Represented Army Team in Rugby and Squash.
  • Represented Regimental Team in Rugby, Squash, Cricket, Badminton and Soccer.

    Maj Gen HGI Vidyananda USP AATO Lsc is married to Mrs Maneesha Vidyananda and blessed with a son and a daughter.