New SLA Commander

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 August 2000, 15:48 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army's Chief of Staff Major General Lionel Balagalle will assume duties as the new SLA Commander on 25 August. President Chandrika Kumaratunge has confirmed this appointment.

Maj.Gen.Balagalle takes over as new SLA commander from Lt. Gen. Sri Lal Weerasooriya,56. He is expected to be posted as Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Pakistan, after his retirement next week.

 

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