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Cricketers Thisara Perera and Dinesh Chandimal were enlisted to the rank of Major of Sri Lanka Army during a ceremony held at the Army Commander's office this morning, Army.lk said.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, pinned rank insignia on the two cricketers who joined the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) and congratulated them.

Major Thisara Perera who has also contributed to the growth of cricket among budding cricketers in the Gajaba Regiment earlier has been enlisted to the Gajaba Regiment (GR), in which the President and the Secretary Defence were also respected veterans.

At present, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva is the Colonel of the Regiment, Gajaba Regiment in addition to being the Colonel of the Regiment of Special Forces.

Major Dinesh Chandimal, the first captain to lead Sri Lanka in the first day-night Test Match, has been enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) Regiment.

Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) and Major General Lakshman Fernando, Colonel Commandant, SLAOC Regiment were also present at the brief occasion.

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  • SAM Friday, 09 October 2020 06:14 PM

    Congratulations to the athletes but MAJOR is a rank that is very premature in coming.

    Namal Friday, 09 October 2020 07:46 PM

    Is this clown act?

    Rebekka Mujagic Friday, 09 October 2020 08:26 PM

    Great to see them all wear masks...NOT

    Kumar Friday, 09 October 2020 08:47 PM

    Major Bindumal and Major Trying Trying but cant hit.....maru...ataka natakada?

    Ranjit Friday, 09 October 2020 09:08 PM

    Where is the social distancing and mask from a person who is supposed to look after the implementation of it. Typical Sri Lankan law - one law for-me and another for others

    Buddhist Saturday, 10 October 2020 06:47 PM

    It appears that Commander wants to be the President after Gota!


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