Milinda Peiris

Milinda Peiris
Major General Milinda Peiris RWP, RSP, USP, ndc, psc
Allegiance Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Army Armoured Corps
Years of service 1980 -
Rank Major General
Unit Infantry Brigade
Commands held Commandant of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Battles/wars Sri Lankan Civil War Omanthai and Valachchainai
Awards RWP, RSP, USP, ndc, psc
Other work Vice Chancellor of KDU

Major General Milinda Peiris, RWP, RSP, USP, ndc, psc, is a Sri Lankan Army officer who commanded the 5th Regiment of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps with distinction.

He was the commander of 22 division Trincomalee during the liberation of the east by the security forces. Major General Milinda, held the position of Director Operations at the Joint Operations Headquarters and was later appointed as the Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché for Sri Lanka in the Uinted States of America.

He is also a recipient of the Legion of Merit (LOM) Commander Degree which is a military decoration of United States armed forces awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements and for foreign Military attachés based in the US.

Major General Milinda is also the President of General Court Martial (GCM).

He is a graduate of University of New Delhi holding a Masters Degree in Philosophy (MPhil). Also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, OUSL, Sri Lanka and a Diploma in Senior Level Defense Management in University of Indore, India.

He received his education at Nalanda College Colombo and was a Senior Cadet at school.


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