May 18, 2019

Promotions for 38 military personnel!

President Maithripala Sirisena has promoted 38 senior army officers concurrent to the National War Heroes’ Day.

Accordingly, based on the recommendations of the Defence Ministry and the Army Commander, two Colonels of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) have been promoted to the rank of Brigadier and seven Lieutenant Colonels of the SLAVF to the rank of Colonel and 29 Lieutenant Colonels of the Regular Force of the Army to the rank of Colonel, it is reported.

The promotion of 29 Lieutenant Colonels in the Regular Force to the rank of Colonel comes into effect retrospectively from 27 March 2019.

Similarly, the promotion of 7 Lieutenant Colonels of the SLAVF to the rank of Colonel comes into effect from 21 March 2019 in retrospect.

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