Sixteen senior Colonels in the Sri Lanka Army have been promoted to the rank of Brigadier by President Maithripala Sirisena.
Accordingly, the promoted Colonels were; A.S.P Podiralahamie, I.P Kandanaarachchi, M.I.P Nanayakkarawasam, T.M Abeyratne, L.D.S.S Liyanage, M.K. Jayawardena, M.G.T.D. Rathnasekara, K.H.K. Kottawattha, W.R.M.M. Rathnayake, U.U.K.L.S. Perera, J.M.C. Jayaweera, S.R.K. Hettiarachchi, H.M.L.D. Herath, P.S.K. Sanjeewa, P.S. Thilakaratna and W.G.R.P. Peiris.