MAJOR GENERAL C U MARASINGHE
MASTER GENERAL ORDNANCE OF SRI LANKA ARMY AND COLONEL COMMANDANT OF SRI LANKA ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
1. Major General Chandana Marasinghe RSP USP, who was born on 10 August 1966, is a proud product of Ananda College, Colombo. The Senior Officer joined the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army on 02 June 1986 as an Officer Cadet of Intake 24. Upon successful completion of basic military training at Military Academy, Pakistan, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 22 January 1987.
2. During his illustrious military career, he has held various appointments in both operational and non-operational areas including Officer Commanding - Forward Ordnance Depot, Ampara, Staff Officer Grade II - HQ 23 Division, Staff Officer Grade II - Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa, Commander - RP (MNR), Staff Officer Grade I - SFHQ(E), Commanding Officer - 3 SLAOC (min), Col AQ - 58 DIV, Col AQ - 23 DIV, Col AQ – SFHQ(W), Col Ord - Dte of Ord Svcs, Comdt - BOD, Comdt - SLAOF, Director - Dte of Ord Svcs. Major General Chandana Marasinghe RSP USP holds the pride of being the first ever Director General Ordnance of the Sri Lanka Army as he continued holding the appointment of Director-Directorate of Ordnance Services after promoting to the prestigious rank of Major General. Currently, the Senior Officer is serving as the Master General Ordnance; one of the Principal Staff Officers of the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters.
3. To his credit, he has attended a number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value including Basic Statistics (SLIDA), Shipping and Imp/Wxp Procedure (SLIDA), Senior Management Course (HQ LOG COMD), Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict and Peace Studies, Master in Conflict and Peace Studies, Master in Human Rights at University of Colombo, Junior Officers’ Leadership Course - Pakistan, Officers’ Weapon Course - Pakistan, Young Officers’ Course (Ordnance) - 19 (Pakistan), Defence Procurement and Contracting Officers’ Course - 33 (Pakistan), Senior Management Officers’ Course - 24 (India). The Senior Officer has also represented the Sri Lanka Army as the Logistic Commander of UN mission in Haiti in year 2010.
4. He has been conferred with Rana Sura Padakkama, Uththama Seva Padakkama, Deshaputra Padakkama, East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North and East Operations Medal, Wadamarachchi Medal, Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal 1998, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal 1999, Sri Lanka Armed Long Service Medal 1979, Videsha Seva Padakkama, United Nations Medal (Minustah), and Sewabimani Padakkama during his illustrious service in the Army.
5. Major General Chandana Marasinghe RSP USP who has maintained the highest standards of discipline, counts over 34 years of dedicated, committed and unblemished service in the Army.
6. He is married to Mrs. Subashini Samankumari Dodantanne and blessed with one loving daughter named Dinethya Methmanthi.