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Nine Senior Brigadiers promoted as Major Generals


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Nine senior Brigadiers of the Army have been promoted to rank of Major General by President Ranil Wickramesinghe on the recommendation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage and the Ministry of Defence

Accordingly, Brigadier Shewanth Kulathunga of Sri Lanka Engineers, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division, Brigadier Mihidu Perera of Sri Lanka Light Infantry on foreign course, Brigadier Vipula Ihalage of Special Forces, General Officer Commanding, 58 Division, Brigadier Indrajith Vithanachchi of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps, Director, Directorate of Ordnance Services, Brigadier Manjula Kariyawasam of Sri Lanka Artillery, Director, Directorate of Staff Duties, Brigadier Chandimal Peiris of Special Forces, General Officer Commanding, 57 Division, Brigadier Nishshyanka Eriyagama of Special Forces, General Officer Commanding, 21 Division, Brigadier Mahinda Ranasingha of Special Forces, attached to PSD and Brigadier Wajira Welagedara of Gemunu Watch on foreign course were thus promoted to the rank of Major General.

  Comments - 15

  • Sokrates Sunday, 21 August 2022 02:17 PM

    No one cares if any soldiers get promoted. What is of interest, however, is who of those nine committed war crimes.

    Allen Selwyn Sunday, 21 August 2022 02:41 PM

    IMF take note. There is plenty of money in the public sector.......

    Mizaru Sunday, 21 August 2022 03:02 PM

    It is reported that 70% of the state income goes to pay the salaries and pensions of government servants. Of this 50% goes to pay the salaries of the military. The IMF wants Sri Lanka to cut state spending. Is this how it is done. To that infamous light at the end of the tunnel is now the size of a needle hole or an ant hole.

    What is the value or point of it Sunday, 21 August 2022 03:47 PM

    Did these military personnel now get even more pay. The country has too much military by far. Giving more and more of them promotions just increases the overall expenses for the govenment. No value or point at all. Military should be cut down, and government sector other workers job should be kept going in case IMF wants cuts.

    roobarbie Sunday, 21 August 2022 03:59 PM

    Big deal. What about the starving people in bread, medicine and fuel queues. Priviledged people get more recognitions while the masses starve to death.

    Bad things will not last long Sunday, 21 August 2022 04:23 PM

    Congratulations to senior Brigadiers . Ranil 's future largely depends on you all only thing you have to do for him to arrest some more Aragallya protesters . One day you all will realise that you have protected a dictator.

    Janak Sunday, 21 August 2022 05:32 PM

    The correct term is Majors General and not Major Generals

    VJ Sunday, 21 August 2022 05:43 PM

    The war is over, all terrorism have been irradiated, at least, according to the government. Why can’t we gradually reduce the size of our military? Fewer uniformed personnel means peace is prevalent in the country. Our borders are not being threatened by an invading force.

    Vaidy S Sunday, 21 August 2022 06:10 PM

    There are too many Brigadiers in a small country like Sri lanka.It will be appropriate one brigadier for province or the most one brigadier for each district and reduce strength of army by 50% transferring excess to police force and increasing police posts

    sam Sunday, 21 August 2022 06:22 PM

    Govt has no issues recruiting or promoting and paying. Why do we say no money? is it only for the people?

    kamal nathan Sunday, 21 August 2022 06:48 PM

    The war is over from Tamil LTTE. They fought a great battle against the the government to get their rights like federal system they lost the battle because all countries helped the government to defeat the LTTE. Now there will be educated Sinhalese will continue the fight to get their basic rights or survival against the government. Sinhalese government crushed two times and killed scores of Singhalese youth. This is third revolution from Sinhalese population. Government no matter will crush this movement with any cost and will kill people. To fulfill this the Government need to refresh the military machine. Poor Singhalese people will soon seeing the bloodshed.

    Neil Monday, 22 August 2022 02:51 AM

    Country cannot progress with such a high defense budget. Sri Lanka has a bigger Army than the UK, when the population is only half of that of UK. Sri Lanka is heading towards to be a military government.

    Gamarala Monday, 22 August 2022 05:31 AM

    This is laughable even in a country like the UK I doubt that there are so many generals. It's time the army is cut down to size, it's a waste of public funds to have such a large army in peacetime.

    gamarala Monday, 22 August 2022 05:35 AM

    I remember the time the ' Ceylon" army had a Brigadier as head of the military, no generals. Can bankrupt Sri Lanka afford so many non-productive (pen pushers) in the armed forces? What a waste of public funds. It's time we cut all this to the size of a bankrupt country.

    sam Monday, 22 August 2022 07:29 PM

    Do we need a large army that is top heavy. People have to clothe them and pay them at a time people have no food to eat.

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