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Newly promoted Major Generals receive insignias

A group of Major Generals after receiving their insignias from Army Commander General Shavendra Silva.
A group of Major Generals after receiving their insignias from Army Commander General Shavendra Silva.

Senior Brigadiers of the Army who were promoted to Major Generals marking the 73rd National Independence Day received their rank insignia from Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Shavendra Silva and 12 of them received theirs last week at the Commander’s Office at the Army HQ in Sri Jayawardenepura.

Major General Priyal Nanayakkarawasam of the Army Service Corps, Commander Forward Maintenance Area – Kilinochchi; Major General Prasanna Ranawaka of VIR, General Officer Commanding 12 Division; Major General Nalin Koswatta of VIR, General Officer Commanding 23 Division; Major General Nandana Dunuwila of Gemunu Watch, General Officer Commanding 56 Division; Major General Deepal Pussella of VIR, General Officer Commanding 62 Division; Major General Ajantha Wijesuriya of Gemunu Watch - Brigadier Logistic, Army Logistic Command; Major General Kithsiri Ekanayake of Sri Lanka Light Infantry, Director General Plans; Major General Krishantha Gnanaratne of Commando Regiment - Commandant Sri Lanka Military Academy; Major General Shiran Abeysekera of Sri Lanka Artillery, Director General Rehabilitation; Major General Ajith Kolambathantri of Sri Lanka Artillery, Military Secretary; Major General Saminda Lamahewa of Gemenu Watch, Commandant Combat Training School – Ampara and Major General Priyantha Jayawardena of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, Commandant Infantry Training Centre in Minneriya were among those who received theirs at the Commander's Office.

General Shavendra Silva acknowledging President's approval for those deserving and overdue promotions told them that such inspiring promotions would inevitably serve a catalyst to their continuing arduous roles in specific capacities and were made largely on their merits and specific performances, and not on the seniority alone. While wishing them good luck with their future prospects, General Shavendra Silva reminded them of the significance of dedicated contribution to the national security, nation-building and community-oriented development tasks while paying equal focus on varied welfare benefits of All Ranks serving under new Major Generals.

He requested them to adopt maximum possible precautionary measures to prevent soldiers from any infection of the COVID-19 pandemic while equally applying precautionary and safety steps to protect civilians from the infection.