Army Chief to serve as acting Chief of Defence Staff

Army Commander, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, has been appointed as acting Chief of Defence Staff, effective from 1 January 2020.

This will be in addition to his present office of the Commander of the Army.

The appointment has been made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C Gunaratne retired from service on 31 December 2019.


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