Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps

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Maj Gen E M M Fernando Hdmc Lsc AATO

Major General E M M Fernando Hdmc Lsc AATO, who was born on 08 July 1970, is a proud product of Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda. This Senior Officer joined the Sri Lanka Army on 07 September 1990 with “Intake 2” of Pakistan Military Academy. Upon successful completion of basic military training at Pakistan Military Academy and Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyathalawa, and he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 13 March 1991.

During his illustrious military career, he has held various appointments in both operational and non-operational areas including Platoon Commander - IS Platoon (HQ SLLI- TCO), IS Platoon (HQ TF 1- PLY), Officer Instructor at HQ Infantry Training Centre - Minneriya, HQ Combat Training School (Ampara), Group Officer at 2 DOU (Anuradhapura), Officer Commanding - Forward Ordnance Depot (Welioya), Staff Officer 3 (Supply and Maintain) - Master General Ordnance Branch, Officiating Major (Admin Quartering) - HQ Commando Brigade, Staff Officer 2 (Logistic) - Security Force Headquarters (Wanni), Staff Officer 2 (Local Purchase / Officer Commanding Port)- Directorate of Ordnance Services, Officer Commanding - Forward Ordnance Depot (Diyathalawa), Staff Officer 2 (Logistic) - Sri Lanka Military Academy (Diyathalawa), Major (Admin Quartering) - 515 Infantry Brigade (Jaffna), Staff Officer 1 (Admin) - Regimental Centre Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps, Over Looking Commandant - School of Ordnance, Commanding Officer - 4 (Volunteer) Regiment Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps, Staff Officer 1 (Procurement Planning & Provisioning), (Executive), (Group 1), (Group3) - Directorate of Ordnance Services, Staff Officer 1 (Admin) - RHQ SLAOC, Over Looking Commanding Officer - 1 SLAOC, Deputy Commandant & Stock Control Officer - Central Arms and Ammunition Depot, Over Looking Commandant - Central Arms and Ammunition Depot, Officiating Colonel(Admin Quartering) - Headquarters 59 Infantry Division, Colonel (Logistic) - Director of Overseas Ops, Colonel (Master General Ordnance ) - Master General Ordnance Branch, Colonel (Admin Quartering) - Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi), Commandant - Army School of Logistic (Trincomalee)

Presently, this Senior Officer is serving as the Commander- Forward Maintenance Area (North).

To his credit, he has attended a number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value.

Local Courses

  • Offrs per Excellence Course (Sch of Pallekale).
  • Computer Course (EDPU - AHQ).
  • Stores Management & Purchasing Procedure ("Nipunatha Piyasa", Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo -05).
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management Course - Aquinas University of College
  • UN Mission Trg Course - IPSOTSL (KKG).
  • UN Mission Trg Course (Mali) - IPSOTSL (KKG) with SLLI Bn as local courses.

Foreign Courses

  • Basic Ordnance Officer Course (Bangladesh).
  • Logistic Staff Course (Pakistan).
  • Arms & Ammunition Technical Officer Course (India).
  • Senior Management Officer Course - 38 (India).
  • United Nations Logistics Officers Course (Bangladesh).
  • Higher Defence Management Course (Hdmc) - India.

In addition to that this veteran officer has attended the following workshops, seminars and visit.

Establishment of Small Arms & Ammunition Productions Plan - India.

The Senior Officer has been conferred with following medals during his illustrious service in the Army so far.

  • Sri Lanka Armed Service Long Services Medal 1979.
  • East Humanitarian Operation Medal.
  • North Humanitarian Operation Medal.
  • Purna Bhumi Padakkama.
  • North and East Operations Medal.
  • Riviresa Campaign Service Medal.
  • 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal.
  • Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal 1999.
  • 75th Independence Anniversary Medal.
  • Sewabimani Padakkama.
  • Service Medal.

Major General Menaka Fernando who has maintained the highest standards of discipline, counts over 33 years of committed service in the Army.

He is married to Mrs. Iresha Dilrukshi Fernando and blessed with one son named Dulkith Fernando.