President Mahinda Rajapaksa has approved the promotion of 67 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel with effect from November 01 this year.
Accordingly, the following officers have been promoted:
P.C. Botheju, A.B. Higgoda, C.P. Weragoda, U.R. Abeyratne, B. Wijeyasundera, Kithsiri Liyanage, C. Ranaweera, U. Gnanaratne, N. Bothota, W.B.S.M. Abeysekera, B. Samarakoon, N. Herath, N.P.A. Gunawardena, N.C. Somaweera, V.P. Kariyawasam, S. Kolambathantri, K. Jayawickrema, P.U. Gunasekera, S.K. Herath, T.Bandara, A.C. Lamahewa, N.A. Dissanayaka, P. Jayawardena, J.B. Wanigasekera, K.P.S. Silva, D.M.P.D. Dissanayaka, S.P.D. Jayamahamudali, U.D. Wijesekera, W.H.K.S. Peiris, D.M.S.N.B. Dissanayake, L.D.S.S. Liyanage, T.D. Ratnasekara, K.H.K. Kottawatta, W.R. M.M. Ratnayake, P. Aluwihare, A.R.W.R Ambadeniya, P Edirisingha, K.L.S. Perera, J.M.C. Jayaweera, S.R.K. Hettiarachchi, J.P.H. Gamage, M.L.D. Herath, M.E.P. Weerasinghe, A.L. Illangakoon, P. Hathurusingha, U.P.R. Weerakoon, P.S.K. Sanjeewa, K.A. Samarasiri, P. Wimalasiri, L.C.R. Jayasuriya, K.P.S.A, Fernando, R.B. Benjamin, S.R.B. Aluvihare, W. Nanayakkara, B.G.M.L. Rodrigo, A.M. Mutlalib, H.M.T.H. Senaratne, M.K.U. P. Gunaratne, S.W.M. Fernando, K.A.W.S. Ratnayake, K.A.A Udaya Kumara, L.P.K.C. Wijetunge, D.P. Jayasinghe, M.W.T.C. Mettananda, P. Gunasekera, R.W. Ponnamperuma and A.S. Wickramasena.