Joint operational command established for Colombo

All Army, Navy, Air Force and Police areas within the Western Province and Puttalam District have been placed under the command of the Overall Operational Command – Colombo for operational purposes with immediate effect.

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security Forces – West functions as the Overall Operational Commander in the establishment.

Rear Admiral W.A.S.S Perera of the Navy, Air Vice Marshal W.L.R.P Rodrigo of the Air Force and Superintendent of Police L.K.D Anil Priyantha function as Coordinating Officers of respective services and the Police in the OOC.

The Overall Operational Command (OOC) in Colombo will begin its functions under the Chief of Defence Staff with immediate effect.

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