General Shavendra Silva to step down as Army Commander

General Shavendra Silva will step down as Army Commander on 31 May, the Army media unit said.

The Army media unit said that General Shavendra Silva will assume office on 1 June 2022 as the new Chief of Defence Staff.

He was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from 18 August 2019 by then President Maithripala Sirisena.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa promoted him to the rank of a 4 star General on 28 December 2020 in recognition of his selfless commitment and dedication.

General Shavendra Silva was serving as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army when he was appointed the Commander of the Army. He was Colonel of the Regiment of the Gajaba Regiment when he was appointed the Commander of the Army.

Prior to taking office as the Chief of Staff in the Army, he served as the Adjutant General of the Army Headquarters and several other distinguished offices. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. General Shavendra Silva knows things are going to get ugly. Good decision, because the Rajapaksas may push him to use the army to keep their power.

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