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SL Army: 337 officers, 8,266 others promoted to higher ranks

4 February 2021 02:43 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A record number of 8,603 Army personnel including 337 officers have been promoted to their next higher rank by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in view of the 73rd National Independence Day.

14 Brigadiers have been promoted to the Rank of Major Generals, while 23 Colonels have been promoted to the Rank of Brigadiers.

In addition, 35 Lieutenant Colonels were promoted to the Rank of Colonels, 34 Majors promoted as Lieutenant Colonels, 206 Captains promoted to the rank of Majors, 22 Lieutenants to the rank of Captains and three Second Lieutenants have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenants.

These promotions were made considering the seniority of the  officers, their commitment towards COVID-19 prevention efforts and counting on their skills as well.(DSB)

  Comments - 10

  • Ram Thursday, 04 February 2021 03:02 AM

    Promotions could be due but we are in for a situation like Myanmar. The resolution moved in UN was frustrated by the Chinese

    lankan Thursday, 04 February 2021 03:12 AM

    at the expense of poor in Sri Lanka. we all must be grateful to Army and yet time is not good to do this.

    Asanka Thursday, 04 February 2021 04:03 AM

    When does our heroic frontline healthcareworkers get promoted???They deserve at least a medal!!!!!

    Nadi Karunaratne Thursday, 04 February 2021 04:05 AM

    All chiefs and no Indians - whose paying?

    Lumbini Thursday, 04 February 2021 05:27 AM

    So many promotions have been given to armed forces during the past. This is another one. When giving the Covid 19 vaccines, already 25000 have been vaccinated. All priorities are for armed forces. Why?

    Hari M Thursday, 04 February 2021 05:43 AM

    Moving towards Myanmar? With China blessings?

    Kadiya Thursday, 04 February 2021 05:50 AM

    The Military is coming, the military is coming!!!

    Kadiya Thursday, 04 February 2021 05:52 AM

    The Jackboots are coming closer and closer!

    American Putin Thursday, 04 February 2021 06:17 AM

    Signs and signal of heading towards Military and dictatorship rule .

    Kumar Thursday, 04 February 2021 10:08 PM

    Got to keep the military happy.

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