SLA gets new spokesman

[TamilNet, Friday, 22 October 2004, 17:55 GMT]
Brigadier R.M Daya Ratnayake Friday assumed duties as the new spokesman and Director, Directorate of Media of the Sri Lanka army at a brief ceremony held at the SLA Headquarters in Colombo. Former Army spokesman Colonel A.K Sumedha Perera was removed from the post after his name was implicated in a land fraud case. The case is pending in Colombo High Court.

He placed his signature on the first official document at the auspicious time after he took over the office from Colonel A.K.Sumedha Perera, former Military Spokesman.

Brigadier R.M.Daya Ratnayake studied at Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala and joined the Sri Lanka Army on 06 February 1980 as an Officer Cadet in Intake 13 and was commissioned to the First Battalion, Sri Lanka Light Infantry on 18 July 1981. He has held many positions in the Army including some Senior Staff appointments.

Before being appointed as the 9th Military spokesman, and Director, Directorate of Army Media, he served as the Commander of the SLA's 23-2 Brigade in Valaichenai.


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