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Brigadier H L Guruge AATO SLAOC



Brigadier HL Guruge AATO has been appointed as Deputy Director for Headquarters, National Cadet Corps, with effect from 21st June 2019.


Brigadier HL Guruge AATO is a proud product of Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda and was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army under Intake SSC 9 on 16th January 1986. Upon successful completion of military training, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He opted to join the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps and was subsequently posted to the Headquarters of Ordnance Corps on 20th September 1986.


During his illustrious military career he followed several local and overseas courses and represented the Army in several foreign visits.He has held several staff appointments and senior appointments. In his military career he served as First Commandant - Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Factory (Dombagoda), Adjutant CADD (Army Headquarters), Deputy Commandant BOD (Maradana), Staff Officer II Headquarters FMA (N/C) – Anuradhapura/Vavuniya, Officer Commanding (Admin Wing) HQ KDA (RTM), 2 in Command - OC TPS 4 SLAOC (Kankasanthurai), Deputy Commandant CADD (Kosgama), Commandant School of Ordnance - Dombagoda, SO I DTE OF ORD SVCS, SO I (AQ) HQ 52 DIV-JFN, OFFTG CO 2 SLAOC (ANP), CO 2 SLAOC (ANP), Colonel AQ - 58 DIV, Commandant CAAD (Kosgama), Colonel AQ - Headquarters 23 DIV, Colonel AQ - Security Force Headquarters (East) , Colonel AQ – Security Force Headquarters (West), Commandant – Ordnance Factory and Senior Project Officer - Regional Ordnance Depot Complex.


In recognition of his gallantry and unblemished service he was awarded Purna Bhumi Padakkama, Eastern Humanitarian Operations Medal, Northern Humanitarian Operations Medal, North and East Operations Medal, Vadamarachchi Operation Medal, Riviresa Campaign Services Medal, Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal and Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal.