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Outgoing Army Commander promoted as General

20 August 2019 12:03 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The outgoing Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from August 17.

He was appointed as the Army Commander on July 4, 2017, and was the 22nd Commander of the Army.

He was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army on October 16, 1981, and followed the Officer Cadet Intake 16 (Long Course).

General Senanayake has held a number of appointments, including the extra regimental employment at the Sri Lanka Military Academy as an instructing officer. He also served as the Regimental Center Commandant of the Special Forces Regiment, Commander 211 Infantry Brigade - Vavuniya, Commander Special Forces Brigade and the General Officer Commanding 52 Division - Varani, Jaffna.

Mahesh Senanayake had actively contributed to almost all the major military operations, conducted in the North and East of Sri Lanka during a span of more than 30 years. (DSB)


  Comments - 5

  • BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:53 PM

    Typically like a banana republic, the only development this government does these days is this type of activity.

    Sodha Tuesday, 20 August 2019 01:39 PM

    It's not the Govt, but the President who gives appointments

    Punchinilame.W Tuesday, 20 August 2019 01:36 PM

    This also serves to spite SF who was the only General in SL as it reflects the character of MY3!

    Yehiya Tuesday, 20 August 2019 03:42 PM

    Most respectable office.

    THE WONDER OF ASIA Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:33 PM

    He earns his pension after risking his life in the battlefield and that after 30 years of government service. Our 225 Buffaloes (elected by us fools) , who get subsidised meals, and also money to by their envelopes (I don't Know what else !) get their fact pensions after the song and dancing for 5 years at Diyawanna Oya.

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