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Colombo, Dec.6 (Daily Mirror) - State Minister of Defense Premitha Bandara Tennakoon said that the government is planning to enable women to head the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Making his remarks in Parliament, he said that a woman can only reach the rank of major in the Army and that the government is planning to change military laws to allow women to get promoted and in time head the three forces.


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  • Waco Wednesday, 06 December 2023 10:15 AM

    Why is it necessary to announce this type of positions. As and when there is an outstanding person give the right place. You need not ask for bribes.

    Good Move Wednesday, 06 December 2023 10:23 AM

    Good move

    Ram Wednesday, 06 December 2023 12:03 PM

    These are days that some women in public service make themselves available for senior staff and politicians for promotions and perks. This is seen in a mild form in the forces. That will gather momentum to greater hights with the decision to allow women to lead the forces.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Wednesday, 06 December 2023 01:22 PM

    A welcome move, since women are not corrupt.


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