Newly appointed Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva assumed duties at the Army Headquarters this morning amidst military honours.
The Army said Shavendra Silva is the first Commander of the Army produced by the recognised Gajaba Regiment.
Ven. Eethala Wetunuwewe Gnanatilleke Thero, Chief Incumbent of Mirisavetiya, invoked blessings on the new Army Commander.
Shavendra Silva, flanked by his wife, Mrs Sujeewa Nelson and family members left his signature in a formal document to signify the acceptance of the new office of the Commander of the Army.
Lieutenant General Silva was appointed as the Army Commander on August 18.