Brigadier RG Herathge AATO
1. Brigadier Ruwan Gemunu Herathge AATO was born on 14th June 1966 is a product of Dharmaraja College, Kandy. This senior Officer joined the volunteer force of Sri Lanka Army on 02ndAugust 1989 as an Officer Cadet of volunteer intake 11. Upon Successful completion of basic military training at Sri Lanka Military Academy - Diyathalawa, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 30th April 1990. After that he joined the regular force on 01st January 1994 as a Lieutenant of intake VF 3.
2. During his military career, he has held various appointments in both operational and non operational areas including Officer Commanding - Central Armament and Ammunition Depot - Army Head Quarters, Officer Commanding -Forward Ordnance Depot - Ampara, Elephant pass, Diyathalawa and Tricomalee. Attached to 2nd Division Ordnance Unit - Anuradhapura, Staff Officer III - Ordnance Procurement Services - Army Head Quarters, Group Officer - Base Ordnance Depot - Maradana, Stock Control Officer - Base Ordnance Depot- Maradana, General Staff Officer II (Technical) - Directorate of Plans - Army Head Quarters, Second in command - 3rdRegiment Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps - Minneriya, Deputy Commandant - Central Armament and Ammunition Depot - Kosgama, Officiating Logistic Staff officer I -Security Force Head Quarters - Mullaithive, Attached as Staff Officer for United Nations Mission - Haiti, Staff officer I (A&Q) - 58 Division - Kilinochchi, Commanding Officer - 7th Regiment Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps - Mullaithive, Staff Officer I - Master General Ordnance Branch - Army Head Quarters , Officiating Colonel (A&Q) 58 Division - Boossa, Colonel (A&Q) Security Force Head Quarters - Jaffna. Presently this Senior Officer is serving as the Commandant - Base Ordnance Depot - Ragama.
3. To this credit, he has attended a number of foreign courses of academic and professional value. It includes Young Officers Course - Pakistan , Arms and Ammunition Technical Officer Course – India, Senior Management Officer Course – India.
4. This Senior Officer has been conferred with East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian Operations Medal, Poorna Bhumi Padakkama, Noth & East Operations Medal, Reviresa Campaign service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal 1998, Sri Lanka Army 50thAnniversary Medal 1999, Videsha Seva Padakkama, United Nations Medal (Minustah), Sri Lanka Armed services Long Service Medal, Sewabhimani Padakkama and Service Medal during his illustrious service in the Army and was captained the Ordnance Rugby team from 1996 to 1999, and received Army Colours for Rugby in year 1994. Also he has represented the Ordnance Rugby team and Foot ball teams and appreciated with Regimental Colours for Rugby in year 1996.
5. He is married to Mrs. Deepika Rukmali Hathurusinghe and blessed with two loving daughters named Rumali Disala and Ravinya Wansagee.