Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps

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Col KPNSK Kariyawasam Lsc AATO

Colonel KPNSK Kariyawasam Lsc AATO who was born on 2nd October 1973 is a proud product of Niwattakka Chethiya Maha Vidyalaya Anuradhapura. This senior Officer has joined the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army on 22nd October 1993 as an officer cadet of KDA intake 42B. Upon successful completion of basic military training at Sri Lanka Military Academy, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 21st December 1996.

During his military career, he has held various appointments in both operational and non-operational areas including Platoon Commander - 3 SF, Group Officer - CAAD (Kosgama) and 1 SLAOC (PNG), Officer Commanding - OC Troops SLAOC (KKS), Officer Commanding - FOD (MNR), Group Officer - 2 SLAOC (ANP), Adjutant - 2 SLAOC (ANP), Staff Officer 3 (Admin) - DOS, Officer Commanding - FOD (VALACHCHENA), FOD (WLK), and FOD (PUNANI), Staff Officer 2 (GP 2)- DOS, Staff Officer 2 (GP 4) CAPITAL - DOS, Receipt Bay Officer - BOD (MARADANA), Deputy Commandant - BOD (MARADANA) 2 In Command - 5 SLAOC (KKS), Staff Officer 2 (Log) - SLMA (DLA), Overlooking Staff Officer 1 - MGO BR (AHQ), Commanding Officer - 7 SLAOC (MLT), Staff Officer 1 (Execute BR) and Seva vanitha coord Officer - DOS (AHQ), Staff Officer 1 (Log) - SFHQ (J), Colonel Admin Quarter - SFHQ (E), Commandant - Central Arms & Ammunition Depot (Veyangoda). Presently this Senior Officer is serving as the Commandant - Base Ordnance Depot - Ragama.

To his credit, he has attended for number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value. It includes Unit Account Officer Course - HQ SLAGSC, Admin Officer Course - RHQ LOG COMD, Basic Ordnance Management Course - No 34 (India), Junior Officer Staff Course - Diyatalawa, Logistic Staff Course - 56 (Pakistan), Arms and Ammunition Technical Officer Course - No 19 (India), Senior Management Officer Course - No 42 (India), United Nations Staff and Logistics Officer Course - No 12 (India), Higher Ordnance Management Course (HOMC) - No 51(India).

This senior officer has been conferred with East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal, Purnaboomi Padakkama, North and East Operation Medal, Riviresa Campain Medal, 75th Independence Anniversary Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal, Sewabimani Padakkama, Service Medal.

Colonel KPNSK Kariyawasam Lsc AATO who has maintained the highest standards of discipline, counts over 30 years of dedicated, committed and unblemished service in the Army.

He has married to Mrs Asuntha Nilmini Vithanage and blessed with three loving sons named Vimuth, Chamuth and Dimuth.