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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

Chrishantha De Silva: New Army Commander

Colombo, 20 February, (Asiantribune.com):

Former Chief of Staff of the Army Major General Chrishantha de Silva has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence announced on Friday (20).

Chrishantha de Silva replaces Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army who is due for retirement from February 21.

Chrishantha De Silva was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Army on August 1, 2013 the same day Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake assumed office as the 20th Commander of the Army.

Subsequently, Major General Prasad Samarasinghe was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from 17 May, 2014, while Major General De Silva took over the Deputy Ambassador post in Russia.

Major General A.W.J.C De Silva had joined the Sri Lanka Army as Cadet Officer in 1980 and has served in many regions including operational areas. He has been awarded a number of medals including the Rana Wickrama Padakkama.

An old boy of Royal College Colombo, he completed 36 years of service in the army and also served as a Commander in Chief in the volunteer force.

- Asian Tribune -

Chrishantha De Silva: New Army Commander
Chrishantha De Silva: New Army Commander
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