Several senior Army officers promoted

Several senior Army officers have been promoted by President Maithripala Sirisena, as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

The Army said that, in what can be regarded as a New Year bonanza, the President has promoted Brigadier M.A.A.D Sirinaga, Director Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to the rank of Major General.

He has also promoted 66 other Senior Officers to the rank of Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels effective from specific dates, clearing a much – anticipated backlog in their career prospects.

Those promotions have been approved by the President on the recommendations of the Ministry Of Defence and the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. What do you mean by New Year bonanza?. Promotions are given through merit. performance and decided by a board and not by the President. If President decides it becomes political promotion. That was the reason why President wanted to have defense under his control. This is pure nepotism,


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