C. H. Fernando
|Service/branch||Sri Lanka Army|
|Years of service||1957-1990|
|Unit||Sri Lanka Armoured Corps|
|Commands held||Director of Operations General Staff,
GOC, 2 Division,
Commander, Northern Command
Sri Lankan Civil War,
|Awards||Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya|
|Other work||Sri Lanka Salaries and Pensions Commission|
Educated at the Royal College, Colombo, Fernando graduated from the University of London and went on to join the Ceylon Army in 1957. He was commissioned in to the Ceylon Armoured Corps as a Second Lieutenant after basic training at the Young Officers Course in the UK. He was a graduate of the Staff College, Camberley and Senior Command Course in India.
Fernando became an instructor at the Army Training Centre, Diyatalawa and went on to become its Chief Instructor. Serving as the Acting Adjutant General, Army Headquarters, he became the 2IC and then after Commanding Officer, Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police; Officer Cadet School, Army Training Centre, Diyatalawa and 1st Reconnaissance Regiment, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps . He was the Colonel-Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps.
Brigadier Fernando took up the posts of Commander, Northern Command; Commandant, Army Training Centre, Diyatalawa; Commander, Support Forces Headquarters; Director of Training, Army Headquarters; Director of Operations, Army Headquarters; Commander, 21 Brigade; Regimental Commander, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps. In 1988 he was promoted to the rank of Major General and made General Officer Commanding, 2 Division. General Fernando is a He was awarded the Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV), the Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal and the Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal.
After his retirement he was a member of the Member of the Sri Lanka Salaries and Pensions Commission and a patron of the Royal College Union.