Director General Logistics

Rear Admiral


USP, MSc (DS) Mgt, BA (DS), LLMC, MISMM, MIM(SL), JP (Whole Island)

Rear Admiral (S) Hetti Arachchige Udaya Desapriya Hettiarachchi presently holding the appointment of Director General Logistics at Naval Headquarters. 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, Sub Lieutenant Supply Course in Pakistan and completed his Long Logistics and Management Course in India.

Rear Admiral (S) Hettiarachchi, during his naval career spanning nearly 32 years, acquired wide and varied experiences. Being an officer in the Logistics branch, Rear Admiral (S) Hettiarachchi easily counts numerous appointments inclusive of Supply Officer, Staff Officer and also served in prestigious appointments like Captain Logistics Departments, Commodore Superintendent Logistics Departments and Directors of Foreign Procurement, Budget, Victualling & Clothing, Sports, Administration, Naval Secretary/ Secretary to the Commander of the Navy and Director General Budget and Finance respectively.

Rear Admiral (S) HAUD Hettiarachchi’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 six times in his career by the previous Commander of the Navy’s, for outstanding performance of duty and exceptional contributions to the naval service.

In the academic arena, Rear Admiral (S) Hettiarachchi has secured many outstanding landmarks. He possesses Masters of Science (Defence Studies) in management from the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and at present he is reading for his PhD.

Rear Admiral (S) Hettiarachchi is a good sportsman and represented in Sri Lanka Navy Rugby football team and as an official of Navy Kabaddi and Sri Lankan team. He also served as manager of the Sri Lanka Kabaddi team for many years. He is the Chairman of Sri Lanka Navy Kabaddi and Rugby football teams at present. Also he is a joint Secretary of International Kabaddi Federation.

Rear Admiral (S) HAUD Hettiarachchi is an old boy of the well-known school in Kandy, St. Anthony’s College, and married to Gothami and blessed with one son.