New Army Commander to reorganize military intelligence units

New Army Commander, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva says he intends to reorganize military intelligence units and raise them to an elevated level in keeping with strategies of international armies while simultaneously sharing their experience and practices.

The Army media unit quoted the new Army Chief as saying that he hopes to groom a matured and efficient Army through constant training, enabling them to face any challenge.

He also said that the reputation and confidence of the Sri Lanka Army must be protected and that it is not at all second to any of the armies in the world.

“My special attention would focus on grooming Army personnel who would be equipped with technical know-how that matches with modern and global standards,” the Army Commander has said.

The Commander also said that any Army in the world is committed to protect the inalienable rights of the country’s citizens and create a conducive atmosphere for democratic way of life while being alert to adopt any measures against internal or external threats with determination.

He said that during past humanitarian operations, the Sri Lanka Army adhered to those guidelines, acceptable to any State and acted in keeping with international humanitarian laws and rights. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Intelligence unit is a vital part of the country’s security to stop any radicalism or terrorism. The enemies always find new methods and strategies, only way to defeat those methods and strategies is having good intelligence network. Glad to hear that new commander understands it.

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