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Army promotes 211 officers, 1,239 other ranks on Independence Day

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Colombo, Feb 04 (Daily Mirror) -  A total of 211 officers of the Sri Lanka Army (Regular and Volunteer Force) and 1,239 Other Ranks of the Army (Regular Force and Volunteer Force) have been promoted to their next respective ranks in view of the 76th Independence Day (04 February 2024).

The Sri Lanka Army said the promotions were made by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on the recommendation of the Ministry of Defence and Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage.

Accordingly, 02 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 12 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 13 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 17 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 29 Captains to the rank of Major (Including Quartermasters), 13 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain (Including Quartermasters) and 125 Second Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant (Regular Force & Volunteer Force) have been thus promoted in the officers' category.

In the category of Other Ranks, a total of 49 Warrant Officers - II to the rank of Warrant Officer - I, 111 Staff Sergeants to the rank of Warrant Officer - II, 135 Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 170 Corporals to the rank of Sergeant, 364 Lance Corporals to the rank of Corporal and 330 Privates to the rank of Lance Corporal (Regular Force and Volunteer Force) have also been promoted.

Two Senior Brigadiers who have been elevated to the two-star General rank in the Army include Major General P.N. Godellawatta and Major General U.L.J.S Perera.


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  • sam Sunday, 04 February 2024 01:01 PM

    Army promotes public has to pay

    Might Be Like Thailand Monday, 05 February 2024 10:38 AM

    Need to please

    Priority give To Tri Forces Monday, 05 February 2024 10:05 PM

    Similarly like Thailand, a rebellion would erupt if the tri forces are not paid well

    Jayasena Sunday, 04 February 2024 01:24 PM

    Are promotions available to others also like medical staff in hospitals,engineering staff in key utility sectors. Can someone enlighten why are only security forces promoted and prisoners released on important days. Is it a tradition or is it a General custom in countries.

    Sam Sunday, 04 February 2024 01:25 PM

    Why?

    Ram Sunday, 04 February 2024 02:17 PM

    These promotions are to gather their support to RW at the next election. I believe the promoted are more intelligent and will not vote old hands that we have tasted

    Seqi Sunday, 04 February 2024 02:48 PM

    It's a bribe. The Peter Principle in play..... promote to a level of incompetency.

    Salvation Army - we save, you pay Sunday, 04 February 2024 04:13 PM

    Lucky, you are with the Army! More money for the Army and the public has to go hungry. How sad?

    ROSH Sunday, 04 February 2024 04:29 PM

    Yes indeed we promote unelected president to unelected master debating president who is love making machine

    Cheers Monday, 05 February 2024 12:29 AM

    Excellent move and make sure any protest, aragalaya obstructions and minority who try to terrorise the country are dealt severely


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