Written by Zulfick Farzan
10 Oct, 2020 | 10:09 am
Colombo (News 1s) : To coincide with the 71st Army anniversary and the Army Day (10 October), the President, Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces on the recommendation of the Ministry of Defence and Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, promoted a total of 514 Officers and 14,140 Other Ranks to their next ranks.
Accordingly, 12 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 13 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 47 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 58 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 234 Captains to the rank of Major, 99 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain and 51 Second Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant (Regular Force & Volunteer Force) were promoted.
Similarly, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has also granted promotion to a total of 14,140 Other Ranks of the Army, effective from the Army Day.
Accordingly, 318 Warrant Officers- 2 to the rank of Warrant Officer-1, 985 Staff Sergeants to the rank of Warrant Officer-2, 1292 Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 3058 Corporals to the rank of Sergeant, 3470 Lance Corporals to the rank of Corporal and 4747 Privates to the rank of Lance Corporal have been promoted.
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