Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps

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Colonel KPNSK Kariyawasam Lsc AATO who was born on 2nd October 1973 is a proud product of Niwaththakka Chethiya Maha Vidyalaya Anuradhapura. This senior Officer has joined the Regular force of Sri Lanka Army on 7th October 1993 as an officer cadet of KDA intake 11. Upon successful completion of basic military training at Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 14th November 1996. On 4th January 1997 he joined to Special Force Basic Course No 20 at Special Forces Training Centre in Maduruoya and he passed out on 7th June 1997. Subsequently, joined with the 3rd Special Force for Sea born operation as a Platoon commander under Former Army Commander Lt Gen N U M Mahesh W Senanayaka RWP RSP VSV USP and posted back to his mother unit Sri Lanka Army Ordnance corps on 7th October 1998.

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 (Kankasanthurai), Group Officer - 2 SLAOC (Anuradhapura), Adjutant - 2 SLAOC (Anuradhapura), Staff Officer 3 (Admin) – DOS, Officer Commanding - FOD (Mannar), FOD (Valachchena), FOD (Welikanda) 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 (Kankasanthurai) , Staff Officer 2 (Log) - SLMA (Diyatalawa) , Staff Officer 1 - MGO BR (AHQ), Commanding Officer - 7 SLAOC (Mulativu) , Staff Officer 1 (Executive BR) and Seva vanitha coord Officer - DOS (AHQ) , Staff Officer 1 (Log) - SFHQ (J), Colonel Admin Quarter - SFHQ (E) ,Col Log – Dte of Over Seas Operation, Commandant - Central Arms & Ammunition Depot (Veyangoda).

To his credit, he has attended for number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value. It includes Special Force Basic Course – 20, Unit Account Officer Course - HQ SLAGSC, Admin Officer Course - RHQ LOG COMD, Basic Ordanance 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).More over he has visited to Indonesia & China for academic and professional Purpose.

This senior officer has been conferred with East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian operation Medal, Purnaboomi Padakkama, North and East Operation Medal, Riviresa Campaign 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.