Director General Logistics

Rear Admiral



Rear Admiral (S) Damian Fernando was appointed as Director General Logistics w.e.f 16th December 2016 by the Commander of the Navy. Prior to being appointed as the head of Logistics, he held many key Logistics appointments in the Navy.

Rear Admiral (S) Damian Fernando joined the Sir John Kothalawala defence Academy as an Officer Cadet for Intake 03 on 03 August 1982. Thereafter, he joined the Naval & Maritime Academy as a Midshipman on 29 November 1985 after completing Bachelor of Science (General) Degree at University of Colombo. Having been commissioned as a Sub-lieutenant in the Logistics Branch of the Sri Lanka Navy, he went on to serve in the conflict areas and his first appointment was Additional for supply duties at SLNS Elara. Rear Admiral Damian Fernando underwent his basic Supply course at United Kingdom in year 1988 and did Long Logistics Management Course at India in year 1998.

Rear Admiral (S) Damian Fernando has had the privilege of holding wide range of key Logistics appointments at NHQ and command level, including Command Logistics Officer at North Central Command, Northern Command and Western Command, Commodore Superintendant Logistics Department of Eastern Naval Area, Acting Director Budget, Deputy Director (Pension), Director Naval Internal Audit, Director Naval (Pay & Pension) and Director General (Budget and Finance).

Rear Admiral (S) Damian Fernando is a recipient of the Purna Bhumi Padakkama, North and East Operational medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal, Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal, Sri Lanka Navy 50th Anniversary Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal & East Humanitarian Operation Medal and Uttama Seva Padakkama for his unblemished service and he has also been recognized with much appreciation for his exemplary and distinguished service and has received many commendations from Commanders of the Sri Lanka Navy for his outstanding performance, hard work, dedication, exceptional contribution and loyalty to the service.

Rear Admiral (S) Damian Fernando is married to Mrs. Nelum Senanayake a well known practicing Lawyer at Colombo. She has always been a mainstay of strength supporting her husband at every footstep to guide steadily his naval career. Rear Admiral (S) Damian Fernando and Mrs. Nelum Senanayake are blessed with two daughters.

Rear Admiral (S) Damian Fernando is a past pupil of St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa. During his school career he has accomplished many tasks and has excelled in many areas. He is Keen Basket Ball player since school tenure.