Roshan Gunatilake appointed as new CDS

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 November 2009, 15:58 GMT]
General Sarath Fonseka relinquished his post as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Monday and Sri Lanka Air Force Chief Roshan Gunatilake assumed duties as the new CDS. Meanwhile, heads of the three armed forces did not attend the farewell ceremony accorded to General Sarath Fonseka Monday at Army Headquarters.

SLA did not allow a dozen of journalists, to cover the farewell event in Army Headquarters. They were present at the SLA headquarters at the invitation extended to them by the CDS staff.

Later General Fonseka visited the war memorial at Parliament grounds and paid tribute to the war heroes.

He told media that he would announce his decision in the next few days whether he would enter politics or not. However, he would now begin a new life as a civilian, he added.

 

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