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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2966

Mahesh Senanayake Appointed New Commander of the Army

Colombo, 04 July, (

President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has appointed Major General Mahesh Senanayake RWP RSP USP psc as the 22nd Commander of the Army after promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant General effective from Tuesday (4).

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake succeeds General Crisanthe De Silva who was appointed the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) after promoting him to the rank of General a few days ago.

Major General Mahesh Senanayake served in the capacity of the Army Chief of Staff.

Lt. General Senanayake has held a number of appointments, including the extra regimental employment at the Sri Lanka Military Academy as an instructing officer.

He also served as the Regimental Center Commandant of the Special Forces Regiment, Commander 211 Infantry Brigade - Vavuniya, Commander Special Forces Brigade and the General Officer Commanding 52 Division - Varani, Jaffna.

Mahesh Senanayake had actively contributed to almost all the major military operations, conducted in the North and East of Sri Lanka during a span of more than 30 years.

Prior to his appointment as the Army Chief of Staff on March 22, 2017, he served as Commander of the Jaffna Security Force Headquarters.

He was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army on 16 October 1981 and followed the Officer Cadet Intake 16 (Long Course), after receiving his education at Ananda College.

- Asian Tribune -

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Mahesh Senanayake Appointed New Commander of the Army
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