67 senior army officers get new Year bonanza with promotions

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Sixty seven army officers including Brigadier M.A.A.D. Sirinaga have been promoted to the rank of Major General while 66 senior army officers were promoted to the rank of Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel.

These promotions were approved by President Maithripala Sirisena on the recommendations of the Defence Ministry and Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake.

The Army said Brigadier M.A.A.D. Sirinaga, the Director Electrical & Mechanical Engineering was promoted to the rank of Major General from December 18 this year.

It said 24 Lieutenant Colonels were promoted to the rank of Colonel while 42 Majors have been promoted to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

The Army said the promotions of 41 Majors had been delayed since 2013 because of several issues and the officers were promoted clearing the backlog in their career prospects.

The Lieutenant Colonels promoted to the rank of Colonels were: S M W Bandara, S.C. Ekanayake, S.H.P.D. Thilakarathne, H.A.I.U. Hewaarachchi, W.D.C. Perera, D.K. Aludeniya, J.S. Weerakoon, P.N. Godellawatta, N.A.S.N. Nanumiarachchi, U.L.J.S. Perera, G.L.S.W. Liyanage, J. M.S.G.B. Jayamaha, K.P.A. Perera, R.P.A.R.P. Rajapaksa, C.P. Arangalla, P.K.S. Nandana, D.R.N. Hettiarachchi, B.I. Assalaratchi, T.A. Peiris, M.C.S.K. Senaratne, D.B.L. Colonne, S.A.N.J. Ariyasena, V.E. Weerakkody and N.S. Nallaperuma.

The Majors promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel were: D.M.G.K.H. De Silva, H.W.M.A.C. Fernando, N.C. Lokugalappaththi, N.N. Abeyasekara, L.A. Mendis, S.S.B.Amunugama, W.A.S.P. Wiyathunga, W.S.A.B. Dharmaratne, R.H.A. Hennade, A.M.T. Amarakoon, H.P.L. De Alwis , K.A.S.A.K. Kulasinghe , L.R. Amarasekara, K.J. Ranaweera , B.K.S.L. Rodrigo, W.W.N.P. Wicramaarachchi, D.M.I.S. Bandara, W. Dasanayake , K.A.D.C.J. Kodithuwakku , V.D. Warushavithana, W.A.C.R. Wickramasinghe , W. P .K. Senarath , M.N. Gunasinghe, N.J. De Silva , H.B.C. Mahendra, P.P.S. Weerasuriya, N. Wanigasinghe, R.M.K.S. Rajakaruna , E.A.U.A. Amarasekara , B.K. Thrimanna Vithanage , M.L.L.R. Molligoda , K.C.C. Mendis , H.M.C. Pushpakumara, R.M.S.K. Rathnayake, H.M.J.W. Bandara, K.S. Maddumage, D.A.J. Dalugama , R.T. Ansar, T. M. K. C. Amarakone, C.S. Ratnayaka and J.I.B.W. Pallekumbura.

Meanwhile, Major (Quartermaster) S.V.G. Nandasena has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Quartermaster) from September 30 this year.  (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 3

  • Charlie brown Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:15 AM

    For a tiny country ,not at war .....why does the government spend so much on the military . Surely the money would be better spent on hospitals and schools ,or promoting new businesses .I suspect the army is kept happy because presidents who have the support of their armed forces can always control the citizens of the country .Better to have a small highly trained and efficient army than just keeping the unemployment numbers down by putting them in the army

    Pandula Athauda Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:57 AM

    Charlie Brown, you may be living overseas, otherwise how come you not understand that army has always been on the forefront of rescuing people from natural disasters that are commonplace in SL? Heard of how they rescued people of north and east recently with zero casualties?

    DISSANAYAKE Thursday, 03 January 2019 08:13 AM

    When disasters happend in the country are yougoing to save people.

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