Eight senior brigadiers of the Sri Lanka Army were promoted to the rank temporary major general by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from November 8, the Army said.
They said the President coincident with the historic inauguration of the new Army Headquarters on Friday (8) left his signature for promotion of the eight senior brigadiers on the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence and the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.
The promoted major generals were:
Brigadier J.C Gamage of Sri Lanka Engineers, General Officer Commanding, 24 Division.
Brigadier K.N.S Kotuwegedara of Sri Lanka Artillery, General Officer Commanding, 55 Division.
Brigadier K.J Jayaweera of Sri Lanka Light Infantry, Commandant, Officer Career Development Centre, Buttala.
Brigadier K.H.P.P Fernando of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, General Officer Commanding, 59 Division.
Brigadier M.D Wijesundara of Sri Lanka Light Infantry, General Officer Commanding, 66 Division.
Brigadier A.S Hewawitharana of Sri Lanka Artillery, Director of Military Intelligence.
Brigadier B.A.L Rathnayake of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, General Officer Commanding, 51 Division.
Brigadier S.S Waduge of Gemunu Watch, General Officer Commanding, 52 Division.
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