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Major General Jagath Gunawardena assumed office as the 55th Chief of Staff of the Army yesterday during a simple ceremony at his office in the Army Headquarters, amid religious observances, greetings and best wishes.

Major General Gunawardena was serving as the Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) before he took over this appointment. He is also currently serving as the Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Engineers.

He was appointed following the retirement of Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage.

Major General Jagath Gunawardena is a graduate of Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College (Course Number 2), and Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan. He was the recipient of ‘Commandant's Golden Pen’ award for best research paper at the Army Command and Staff College in year 1999. The instructional appointments that the senior officer held during his career include Officer Instructor at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Directing Staff at Defence Services Command and Staff College, Head of the Training Team at Army Wing at the Defence Services Command and Staff College.

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  • Pantha Kumara Tuesday, 02 June 2020 11:27 AM

    Today the only word you hear is Army and nothing else. We have the army government. Thanks to Gota chinthana.

    sarath guruge Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:37 PM

    PK where were you hiding when VP was living?. Go live in Swiss!!

    Sudath Kannangara Tuesday, 02 June 2020 03:27 PM

    We are happy to see President Gotabhaya is containing COVID pandemic and running the general administration with the help of Army, Navy, air force and police

    Rnishan ratna Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:14 PM

    Obviously SL is moving towards army rule from East to West and North to South. In due course a state of emergency will be proclaimed. Dissidents will spend atleast five years behind bars.!!!

    lord pakeer Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:41 PM

    yes if it was up to the 225 MP's SL would be in doldrums by now. some want n preach 'democracy' even without know the meaning of it.


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