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Mahesh Senanayaka new Army Commander

4 July 2017 09:27 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Army Chief of Staff Major General Mahesh Senanayaka has been appointed as the new Army Commander by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President’s Media said he was promoted to the rank of Lt. General prior to the appointment as the 22nd commander of the Sri Lanka Army.

Mahesh Senanayake served as the Security Forces Commander in Jaffna and also the Colonel of the Special Forces Regiment.

He was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army on 16 October 1981 and followed the Officer Cadet Intake 16 (Long Course).

Lt. General Senanayake has held a number of appointments, including the extra regimental employment at the Sri Lanka Military Academy as an instructing officer. He also served as the Regimental Center Commandant of the Special Forces Regiment, Commander 211 Infantry Brigade - Vavuniya, Commander Special Forces Brigade and the General Officer Commanding 52 Division - Varani, Jaffna.

Mahesh Senanayake had actively contributed to almost all the major military operations, conducted in the North and East of Sri Lanka during a span of more than 30 years.

Senanayake succeeds General Chrishantha de Silva as the Army Commander. (DS)

  Comments - 15

  • B. De Silva Thursday, 06 July 2017 02:28 AM

    Congratulations ! from old Nalandian expatriates in California.

    SHM Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:40 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS! We salute you! We wish you all the very best.

    JEPPA DE SILVA Wednesday, 05 July 2017 02:59 AM

    Congratulations . You did a special role as the Commander of the Special forces in Jaffna. You showed us extra ordinary skills

    John Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:20 PM

    Congratulations Mahesh Well done to get there on merit.If Frank is alive he will be the happiest man

    PW Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:22 PM

    Excellent and most suitable appointment. Congratulations Mahesh.

    Chitra Abey Saturday, 08 July 2017 07:50 PM

    Congratulations and best wishes!.You deserve to this post.

    indralal Tuesday, 04 July 2017 03:08 PM

    Congratulation , We wish you all the Best, From Old Anandian

    Major DHMSB Senarathna SLEME (Rtd) Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:53 AM

    Sir, Best wishes, Congratulation for your new appointment as Commander of Sri Lanka Army

    malini Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:48 AM

    Congratulations! He has the correct personality and integrity to hold this position.

    ananda Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:53 AM

    Congratulations General. via DM Android App

    Bala Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:59 AM

    Very good choice.

    Capt KMS Lakmin NCC-Rathnapura Friday, 07 July 2017 12:18 PM

    Sir, My heartiest Congratulation on your new achievement as the Commander of Sri Lanka Army.

    yahiya Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:18 AM

    After long battle. Congratulation.

    Dhammika Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:00 PM

    CONGRADULATIONS AND BEST WISHES !.from old nalandians.

    willows Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:33 AM

    Congratulations Sir.

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