SLA promotes 3 Brigadiers as Major Generals, 46 Colonels as Brigadiers
[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 July 2009, 10:26 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) promoted three Brigadiers to the rank of Major Generals and 46 Colonels as Brigadiers. These officers had served in Vanni war front during the military operations against the Liberation Tigers. Former General Officer of Command (GOC) of the 55 Division, Brigadier Prasanna Silva, present 53 Division GOC, Brigadier Chagi Gallage and Director Operations of Army Head Quarters, Brigadier Shavendra Silva have been promoted as Major Generals, sources in Colombo said.
45 year old Brigadier Shavendra Silva was the youngest military officer to be promoted to the rank of Major General. Meanwhile, 46 Colonels who served during the war at the front have been promoted to the rank of Brigadier.
A few weeks ago major changes took place in the SLA with the appointment of the new Army Commander.
Jaffna Commander Maj. Gen. Mendaka Samarasinghe took over as Chief of Staff Army Headquarters.
Maj. Gen. Jammika Liyanage took over as Commandant of SLA Volunteer Force while Maj. Gen. Aruna Jayatilake assumed duties as Adjutant General Army Headquarters.
Maj. Gen. Rajitha Silva took over as Commander Jaffna.