Cricketer Thisara Perera has joined the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force as a Major, following an invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.
Military Spokesman Brigadier Chandana Wickramasingha said today that Thisara Perera has accepted the invitation and he would enlist in the Gajaba Regiment.
Ministry of Defence has also approved Perera’s appointment. Thisara Perera had played his first match for the Army Cricket on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Thisara Perera tweeted that, “I accepted the invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva in the first place and joined the Army. Getting an invitation from someone like him was one of the biggest achievements of my life. Thank you, Sir! I look forward to contributing my best to Army Cricket.”
Earlier, Cricketer Dinesh Chandimal also joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Major to play for Army Cricket. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)