Commander (MARINE) SDSS Dayananda


Commander (Marine) SDSS Dayananda was born on 06th December 1977 in Negambo Sri Lanka. He studied at DS Senanayaka Collage Beruwala, Sri Lanka. He was joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an officer cadet in 30th intake through Naval and Maritime Academy on 29th August 1998. During his 24 years of carrier he held many key appointments and at recent years He was holding appointments as, Executive Officer - 1st Marine Battalion, Operation Officer - 1st Marine Battalion and Senior Staff Officer Marines at Naval Headquarter. Presently he holds the appointment as Commanding Officer SLNS Vidura and 1st Marine Battalion.

He contributed immensely active service to eliminate the LTTE during 4th Eelam war, which led to final war victory in Sri Lanka. Commander Sampath Dayananda has been awarded Rana Wickrama Paddakkama (RWP), Rana Sura Paddakkama (RSP) for gallant actions in the battle field and nine other medals for distinguished service and he is a recipient of the seven numbers of Commendation from the Commander of the Navy and another two Commendation letters from Area Commanders for his remarkable performances during last phase of war.