Troops promoted to mark 13 years since defeat of LTTE

A number of troops were promoted today to mark 13 years since the defeat of the LTTE.

The Army said that a total of 396 Officers and 8110 Other Ranks were promoted to their next rank, with effect from today.

Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva promoted them with the approval of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.

The Navy said that 74 Navy officers and 2010 sailors were promoted by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, with the approval of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana promoted 450 Officers and 3,361 other ranks of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

The LTTE was defeated in May 2009 after 30 years of war in which thousands or civilians, troops and rebels were killed. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Tamils would not have gone behind the LTTE, if late President J R Jayawardena constantly published Prabhakaran’s resume in Tamil newspapers. The Sinhalease leaders have failed to make Tamils to see their fake Eelam in the 1980s through Prabhakaran’s resume. If the Sinhalease leaders followed this particular strategy, they could have saved billions of dollars from Asia’s longest brutal civil war.

    The Australian leaders are successfully assassinating my character through disinformation, but the Sinhalease leaders could not assassinating Prabhakaran’s character based on facts. This is the difference between the rulers of the world and utter fools who have been destroying the country since independence.

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