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Major General Piyal Abeysekera USP
Place of birth Colombo
Allegiance Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Army
Years of service 1980 - 2014 (34 years)
Rank Major General
Commands held Sri Lanka Signals Corps
Battles/wars Sri Lankan Civil War
Awards USP
Major General Piyal Abeysekera (also known as E P De Z Abeysekera) USP, MSc was the former Deputy Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army.[1][2][3]

Early life & educationEdit

Piyal received his education from Nalanda College Colombo. He holds a MSc from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in Military Science.[4]

Military careerEdit

Abeysekera joined Sri Lanka Army as an officer cadet in 1980 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Force. Piyal has held key appointments such as Master-General of ordinance branch, Colonel commandant of Sri Lanka Signals Corps, Commander Sri Lanka Light Infantry, Chief Signal Officer, Adjutant General, Director Operations at Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP).[5][6][7]


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