Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps

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Colonel WMAN Warnasooriya ato

Colonel Niroshan Warnasooriya ato, who was born on 03 September 1972 is a proud product of St Thomas College, Matale. This Senior Officer joined the regular force of Sri Lanka Army on 05 May 1994 as an Officer Cadet of PMA 7. Upon successful completion of basic military training at Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad, Pakistan, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps on 17 December 1994.

During his military career, he has held various appointments in both operational and non operational areas including Group Officer 1 - DOU (PNG), Officer Commanding - Ordnance store section (Panagoda), Officer Commanding - Ordnance store section (Katubedda), Officer Commanding - Forward Ordnance Depot (Kandy), Staff Officer III RHQ SLAOC (Panagoda), Adjt - OC Tps SLAOC (Kankesanthurai), Staff Officer Grade II Tec (Group - II) - Directorate of Ordnance Services (AHQ), Major (A&Q) 515, 554 & 683 Brigades, Regimental Adjutant - RHQ SLAOC (Dombagoda), Second in Command - 2nd Regiment Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (Anuradhapura), Procurement Officer (Group - I) - Defence Headquarters Complex, (Akuregoda), Deputy Commandant - Base Ordnance Depot (Ragama), Commanding Officer - 4(V) Regiment Sri Lank Army Ordnance Corps (Kandy), Commandant - Army Clothing Depot (Veyangoda), Staff Officer I - Master General Ordnance Branch (AHQ), Commandant - School of Ordnance (Dombagoda). Presently, this Senior Officer is serving as the Commandant - Army Ordnance Industries (Veyangoda).

To his credit, he has attended a number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value. It includes Junior Command Course - 18 at SLMA (Diyathalawa), United Nation Mission Training Course at IPSOT (Kukuleganga) with Gajaba Regiment, Basic Ordnance Officer Course - 25 (Bangladesh), Ammunition Technical Officer Course - 18 (Bangladesh), Senior Management Officer Course - 40 (India).

This Senior Officer served as a Troop Commander at United Nation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from 29th April 2014 to 11th December 2014.

The Senior Officer has been conferred with East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North & East Operation Medal, Riviresa Campaign Service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal 1998, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal 1999, Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal 1979, Sevabhimani medal, Service Medal, Videsha Sewa Padakkama, 75th Independence Anniversary Medal 2023, United Nations Medal (MINUSTAH) during his illustrious service in the Army.

He is married to Mrs. Deepani Warnasooriya and blessed with two loving son and daughter named Vidul Hirunaka and Ridmi Vidushani.