Shavendra Silva assumes duties as new Army Commander

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva formally assumed duties today as the new Army Commander at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters.

The 23rd Commander of the Army was received at the Army Headquarters with military honours, ceremonials, greetings and best wishes.

A Guard Turnout presented by Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops greeted the new Commander after the Commanding Officer of the Headquarters Battalion together with the GR Centre Commandant received him at the entrance to the Army Headquarters.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from 18 August 2019 by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces after he was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant General with effect from the same date.

Silva was serving as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Colonel of the Regiment for Gajaba Regiment and Commando Regiment at the time he was made the Commander of the Army. (Colombo Gazette)

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