Director General Profile

Major General V. Udaya B. Nanayakkara, USP, Hdmc, SLE is a Sri Lankan general and a military engineer, who was the former Chief Field Engineer of the Sri Lanka Army, Brigade Commander 55-2 “Muhamale” Brigade and 21-4 “Paryanakulam ” Brigade. He was also the former Military Spokesman, Director, Directorate of Media and Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations[1]

Educated at the Royal College, Colombo after completing his education he joined the Sri Lanka Army in 1981 as Officer Cadet. Following basic training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, he was commissioned into the Sri Lanka Engineers in as a Second Lieutenant. He is a graduate of the College of Defence Management and the National Defence University, Pakistan. During his military service he had served as Commander Area Headquarters, Kandy; Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations; Centre Commandant Regimental Headquarters, Sri Lanka Engineers; Brigade Commander, 552 “Muhamale” Brigade; Brigade Commander, 214 “Paryanakulam ” Brigade.

General Nanayakkara has received the Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP), the Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal, the Riviresa Campaign Services Medal, the Purna Bhumi Padakkama and the North and East Operations Medal. He is the current Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Sri Lanka, as of January 2021.

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