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President promotes 38 Senior Army Officers to their next rank

President promotes 38 Senior Army Officers to their next rank
May 18
08:41 2019

(UTV|COLOMBO) – President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces in the wake of the commemoration of National War Heroes’ Day on Saturday (19) and on the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence and Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, has promoted two Colonels of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) to the rank of Brigadier and seven Lieutenant Colonels of the SLAVF to the rank of Colonel and 29 Lieutenant Colonels of the Regular Force of the Army to the rank of Colonel, Military Secretariat at the Army Headquarters announced.

The promotion of 29 Lieutenant Colonels in the Regular Force to the rank of Colonel comes into effect retrospectively from 27 March.

Meanwhile, the promotion of one Colonel of the SLAVF to the rank of Brigadier is retrospectively effective from 21 March and the other promoted Brigadier with effect from 21 April.

Similarly, the promotion of 7 Lieutenant Colonels of the SLAVF to the rank of Colonel comes into effect from 21 March 2019 in retrospect.

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