Director General Operations



Rear Admiral NPS Attygalle RSP,VSV, USP, ndu, psc, MSc (D&SS)

REAR ADMIRAL NPS ATTYGALLE RSP,VSV, USP, ndu, psc, MSc (D&SS)Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle RSP, VSV, USP, ndu, psc, MSc (D&SS) is presently performing duties as theDeputy Chief of Staff & Director General Operations. Hejoined Sri Lanka Navy as an officer cadet in 1985 and undergone his basic training at Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee and International Sub lieutenant Course in Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, United Kingdom. Rear Admiral NirajaAttygalleis an Anti Submarine Warfare Specialist and trained at INS Venduruthy, Kochi in India. Further,hehas followed Sub Lieutenant Technical course and Naval Staff Course in India, International Senior Officers Amphibious Planning Course in USA and an Alumni of National Defence University-Beijing, China.

During his long career in the Navy, Rear Admiral NirajaAttygalle had served onboard various ships and establishments. He had commanded good number of ships / squadrons includingFast Gun Boats (SLNS Ranawickrama, Prathapa), Fast Passenger Ferry-Jetliner(A 545),Coastal Patrol Craft and Fast Attack Craft. He was the Defense attaché for India during the period 2008to 2010and held many important staff appointments at Naval Headquarters as Director Naval Personnel, Director Naval Operations, Director Naval Foreign Cooperationand Director Naval Projects & Plans. Deviating from the traditional naval duties for a year, he did manage the pioneer naval hospitality venture ‘Jetliner Nautical Enterprise’ also. Apart from that, He held the posting as DeputyArea Commander of Eastern Naval Areain year 2014, Area Commander North Western Naval Area in 2015 & 2016, Commander Western Naval Area and Commandant Volunteer Naval Force in year 2017, Commander EasternNaval Area in year 2018 in present he is holding the appointment of Deputy Chief of Staff & Director General Operations at Naval Headquarters. He has been awarded with Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya andUttama Seva Padakkama in recognition of his unblemished naval career. Also,He is a recipient of thegallantry medal“Rana Sura Padakkama”for his bravery.