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07th November 2019 19:29:11 Hours

Commander Appreciates Retiring QMG's Dedicated Services Inviting Him

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva Thursday (7) afternoon extended his greetings and best wishes to Major General Indrajith Vidyananda, Quarter Master General (QMG) who is retiring from the Army after a distinguished military career of more than three decades. Major General Indrajith Vidyananda is also the Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC).

During the cordial meet at the Commander's office, the Commander used the opportunity to heap praise on his unblemished and dedicated service, and recalled a few instances where both of them shared memorable encounters in the battlefield and elsewhere.

Towards the culmination of the interactions, Lieutenant General Silva awarded a special appreciative memento to the retiring Senior Officer and wished him good luck in his future endeavours.

Major General Vidyananda, a past product of Mahinda College in Galle joined the Sri Lanka Army on 06th June 1985 as an Officer Cadet of the Intake 21 at Diyatalawa SLMA and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after completion of his training on 25th January 1986 in the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps.

To his credit, he has held important appointments in the Sri Lanka Army including the office of the Commander, Forward Maintenance Area - Kilinochchi (FMA-KLN), Commandant, Army School of Logistics (ASL) in Trincomalee, Director, Directorate of Ordnance Services at the Army HQ, Centre Commandant, Regimental HQ at the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) and many other key capacities. In recognition of his illustrious career, he has been awarded Desha Putra Sammanaya, Uttama Seva Padakkama, East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North and East Operations Medal, Wadamarachchi Medal, Riviresa Campaign Services Medal, etc.