BRIGADIER WWMGR PERERA
Brigadier WWMGR Perera was appointed as Brigadier (Admin) of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force effective from November 21 .2013.
Enlisted to the Sri Lanka National Cadet Corps on 01 March 1981 and Commissioned under CCC in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force on 01 April 1983. He was mobilized in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force and attached to National Arms Reserve on 31 May 1985 as a Second Lieutenant. He was duly promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (1986). This Officer then obtained a transfer to Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps and after that, he was promoted to the rank of Captain (1990), Major (1995), Lieutenant Colonel (2003), Colonel (2009) and Brigadier on 03 October 2013.
Brigadier Rienzie Perera who counts over 34 years of distinguished service in the Army and 30 years of mobilized service in the Volunteer Force, took office of the Brig (A) on 21 November 2013.
Brigadier Rienzie Perera who has wide – ranging experiences in various command, staff and instructional appointments, commanded the 4th Battalion of Sri Lanka National Guard and 2nd Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps for eight years.
He has served a number of staff appointments in his Army career. Adjutant 2nd Riffle Corps Regement (1992-1995), Second In Command – 2 SLNG (1996-1997), Second In Command – 4 SLNG (1997 – 2000), Commanding Officer – 4 SLNG (2000 – 2005), Commanding Officer – 2 SLAGSC & VP Commander – Kelanithissa Power Station (2005 -2006), VP Commander – Patrolling Corporation Kolonnawa (2006 -2007), Colonel Coord – Area Head Quarters Welioya (2007 -2008), Colonel Coordinating Officer – Security Force Head Quarters – Mullativu (2009- 2012) and Colonel Coordinating Officer – Security Force Head Quarters (West) (2012-2013).
Brigadier Rienzie Perera with his command capabilities secured the title of Best Battalion Commander of the Best Battalion of the SLNG Regt during the period of his office as Commanding Officer in the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 receiving the trophies from the respective Commanders of the Sri Lanka Army at the ceremonies held at BMICH.
He has actively contributed in Counter Insurgency Operations against the LTTE and he was awarded East Humanitarian Operation Medal, North Humanitarian Operation Medal, North and East Operations Medal, Purna Bhumi Padakkama and Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal.
To his credit, he has attended a number of local and foreign courses of academic and professional value including Basic Military course in Divisional Battle Training School in Pakistan, Officer Instructor course – Pattala Gedara and Senior Track and Management course in Log Command Panagoda.
In addition to that he served as a Government teacher at Weerapokuna Central College – Bingiriya , Sri Sangabodhi Central College -Dankotuwa and Teachers Training College – Maharagama.
Brigadier WWMGR Perera is an old boy at the St Sebastian College – Madampe and St Serviour College – Marawila. He is more popularly known as ‘Rienzie’ in the organization and among his associates. He is married to Helan Fernando and blessed with two sons and a daughter.