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Major General (Retired) Tuan Fadyl Meedin, RSP Ldmc MIT MMS CSMP® M.ISMI® MIMA

Also Known As: "Juni"
Immediate Family:

Son of Falick Meedin and Private
Husband of Private User
Father of Private; Private User; Naushad Meedin and Private User
Brother of Ruhize (Puthri) Dole; Private; Reneera Dole and Private

Occupation: Certified Security Management Professional
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About Major General (Retired) Fadyl Meedin

Blessed to parents from a reputed Sri Lankan Malay family, was born on 17th August 1959 in Hambantota, a direct descendant of Amngkoerat I - Pangeran Arya Mataram and Pangeran Rengapthy Soerijah, Prince Jabaya Doella and Gate Muddaliyar of Magampatthuwa, Baba Arifin Doole (maternal great-great-grand father) , Usuf Lebbe Marikkar (Hath Vidane of Magampaththuwa - Maternal - Great - Grand Father) with a long lineage representing the 6th generation of Malays migrating from Sutanate of Mataram, Malaya during the dutch invasion cerca 1796. Major General T F Meedin was born in Hambantota, Sri Lanka on 17th August in 1959. He studied at Richmond College, St. Aloysius College, GALLE, Holy Cross College, KALUTARA and Roman Catholic (RCM) Mix School, HAMBANTOTA respectively. He passed his General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination in 1976. In College he excelled in studies and sports. HE represented his school in Cricket, Basketball, Chess and Table Tennis. As a student following his G.C.E (Advanced levels) in mathematics/science scheme, he was enlisted to the Army in Apr 1980 as an Officer Cadet, On completion of Military Training at Officers Training School, Madras, India and Sri Lanka Military Academy, DIYATALAWA, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant to the 1st Signal Regiment, Sri Lanka Signal Corps on 15th Dec 1980.MG Meedin first held the appointment of Troop Commander and was deployed on Counter Terrorist Operations in the North and EAST of Sri Lanka. He as the Signals Officer participated in Operation Giant Step I, II and III to liberate North and South Eastern part of TRINCOMALLE, Sri Lanka in 1986 and he was awarded with a Gallantry Medal Rana Sura Padakkma for distinguished performance displayed in the face of the enemy. Then he held the appointment as the Staff Officer Grade III in Infantry Training Centre, MINNERIYA. Thereafter, he was appointed as a Squadron Commander of the 1st Communications Squadron in PANAGODA and subsequently became the Staff Officer Grade II in Headquarters Signals Brigade at Army Headquarters. Lt Col Meedin took over the Command of 1st Signal Regiment in 1994 deployed in BATTICALOA to provide communications support for the Eastern Theatre and conducted many offensive operations against LTTE terrorists in BATTICALOA and TRINCOMALLE. After Commanding the Regiment he was posted as the G-I Operations of Joint Operations Headquarters in COLOMBO to coordinate operational matters between all three services to combat terrorists North of Sri Lanka. Then Lt Col Meedin became the Colonel General Staff of 55 Infantry Division (Offensive) deployed in VAVUNIA during Operation Jaya Sikurui launched to capture A9 road leading to JAFFNA. He displayed his prowess as an extremely effective General Staff Officer during the operation launched to capture MANKULAM. Subsequently he was injured in battle along with his General Officer Commanding and his Deputy and decorated with Desha Putra Padakkama awarded for injured in battle. He had the opportunity to follow the Senior Command Course at War College, MHOW, India. On successful completion of this course Col Meedin was appointed as an Infantry Brigade Commander in WALIKAMAM EAST in JAFFNA. He was actively involved in conducting defensive operations and performed bravely to withstand the onslaught of LTTE during the infamous JAFFNA debacle in year 2000. His brigade held on to an extended defence line of 14 km that was established in 48 hours to save WALIKAMAM DIVISION and JAFFNA TOWN. In appreciation of the gallant action displayed in the face of the enemy he has been recommended for a Gallantry Medal for the second time in his illustrious ever challenging career. In year 2002 he became the Regimental Centre Commandant of Sri Lanka Signal Corps based in PANAGODA in charge of the administration of 4000 Signalers. On successful completion of his tenure as the Centre Commandant in year 2003, he was appointed as the Commander 217 Infantry Brigade located in VAVUNIA responsible to coordinate all Military/Civic action programs and hold the defence line W of OMANTHAI. After a short stint as the Commander 217 Brigade in April 2004, he was selected to follow the Long Defence Management Course held at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, INDIA In parallel to the Long Defence Management Course; he also secured the distinction of completing Masters in Management Studies program offered by Osmania University, Hyderabad, INDIA. He is the only foreign military candidate to represent a project team that developed a Waste Management System (WMS) for troops deployed in high altitude areas in the Tibetan range in sub-zero conditions as a partial fulfillment of the Masters Program. Brigadier Meedin, in his area of specialization has completed number of technical courses in ICT, NCW, EW and AI. He successfully completed the Australian Computer Society examination in year 1999. He was also able to complete the Masters in Information Technology program offered by Charles Sturt University, Australia with a full time research project conducted in developing a Frequency Spectrum Management System using AI techniques for extensive use of Armed Forces in Sri Lanka. Major General Meedin served as the Colonel Commandant/Chief Signals Officer/Chief Innovations Officer/Commander Signal Brigade of the Sri Lanka Army and held several appointments as a member of the Communications Advisory Committee and pioneered establishing the Centre for Research and Development (CRD) at the Ministry of Defense (MoD), Sri Lanka and functioned as the Chief Coordinator. He was then appointed as Commander, Forward Maintenance Area (North). He then retired from the service on 16 Aug 2014 on completing 34 years as the most decorated malay signaller to have served the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in the rank of Major General. He is further being awarded with nine other military and service medals. He has excelled as a sportsman and represented the School/Regimental Coloursman/Army in Cricket, Hockey, Chess, Soccer and Table Tennis. Accomplished Table Tennis player served as a member/Vice President of the EXCO in year 2010/11 for Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka (TTASL), followed and worked as a Facilitator for Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) - 2010/2011 conducted by Olympic Solidarity (OS) of International Olympic Committee (IOC) through National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL). He worked as an advisor and a supportive fellow at Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization (SUNFO) and now as a Certified Security Management Professional. Specialties: Completed following Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP®) program at International Security Management Institute (ISMI), UK accredited by Skills for Security, the UK’s sector skills body for the private security industry, under the leadership of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), accredited as a Level 6 Diploma by IQ – Industry Qualifications, UK. His core competencies now transcends into Management, ICT, Sport and Security Management. Co-founder/Director at Space Technology Solutions (Pvt) Ltd & Neo-Tech Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka. He is married to Nishfa and blessed with four sons Navid, an assistant manager at Commercial Bank, Sri Lanka, married to Nishi Assen blessed with two kids Nayooshi & Nayhaan, Naval, a Business Consultant at Brandix i3, Sri Lanka married to Shadira Ousmand blessed with a kid Taliha,, Naushad, Student Manager at ANC, Colombo and Afridi, Final Year Student at SLIIT, Colombo.