Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva assumes duties as acting CDS

Army Commander, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, assumed duties today as the acting Chief of Defence Staff.

He was appointed to the post with effect from 1 January 2020 and will hold the position in addition to his present office of the Commander of the Army.

The appointment was 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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