E. G. Thevanayagam

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E. G. Thevanayagam
Allegiance Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Army
Rank Major General
Battles/wars 1971 Insurrection,
Sri Lankan Civil War,
Insurrection 1987-89
Awards Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya
Other work Director, National Cadet Corps

Major General E. George Thevanayagam, VSV is a Sri Lankan military leader, he served as the Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and later first Director of the National Cadet Corps.[1]

Born and educated in Jaffna,[2] Thevanayagam joined the Ceylon Army as a Second Lieughtenant, trained at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England and rose through the officer ranks to retire as a Major General in 1986 after which he was appointed as the first Director of the National Cadet Corps.

Major General Thevanayagam has been awarded the service medals Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya, Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal and Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal.


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