Director General Budget & Finance

Rear Admiral

MMVB Meddegoda


Rear Admiral Vijitha Bandara Meddegoda presently holding the appointment of Naval Secretary to the Commander of the Navy , Naval Secretary, Director General Budget & Finance and Director Naval Logistics in Sri Lanka Navy.

He joined the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy in 1986 as a cadet officer and on completion of his basic Naval training at the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee. He was commissioned into the Logistics Branch of the Sri Lanka Navy on 17th June 1988. Subsequently, he followed a Sub Lieutenant Technical course in Sri Lanka and completed his Long Logistics management course in India.

Rear Admiral Vijitha Meddegoda, during his naval career spanning nearly 30 years, acquired wide and varied experiences. Being an officer in the Logistics branch, Rear Admiral Meddegoda easily counts numerous appointments inclusive of Supply Officer, Staff officer and also served in prestigious appointments like Director Naval Budget, Director Naval Foreign Procurement, Director Naval (Integrated Logistics Management System), Director Naval (Pay & Pension). And also he was served as ‘Naval Secretary’ to former Commander of the Navy (Sep 2014 - July 2015).

Rear Admiral Vijitha Meddogoda’s distinguished, decorative and unblemished Naval career has been rewarded on several occasions. In recognition of his competent and valiant performance as a naval officer he has being recipient of Uttama Seva Padakkama, Sri Lanka Navy's 50th Anniversary Medal, Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal, North and East Operational Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama and Riviresa Campaign Service Medal. He has also been commended five times in his career by the Commander of the Navy, for outstanding performance of duty, professional competency and exceptional contributions to the Naval Service.

In the academic arena, Rear Admiral Meddegoda has secured many outstanding landmarks. He possesses Master of Business Administration from University of Western Sydney, Australia and Bachelor of Arts (Defence studies) in management from the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

Rear Admiral Meddegoda is a good sportsman and presenting the Sri Lanka Navy Taekwondo Chairman.

Rear Admiral Vijitha Meddegoda is an old boy of the well-known & distinguished school in Colombo, Nalanda College, and married with Shiranthi in 1994 who is living in Canada and working as a Senior Banking Officer in Canada.