Written by Zulfick Farzan
09 Oct, 2021 | 4:52 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); In a historic move, the 72nd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army or the Army Day (10 October) granted 567 Officers and 10369 Other Ranks a promotion bonanza with the approval of the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on the recommendation of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.
Accordingly, 8 Senior Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 17 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 42 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 60 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 256 Captains to the rank of Major, 10 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain, 152 2nd Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant and 22 Probation Officers commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant (QM) in total receive these Army Day promotions on 10 October 2021.
The Sri Lanka Army after General Shavendra Silva took the mantle of the Army Command on 18 August 2019 joins history once again by granting the highest-ever number of promotions to both Officers and Other Ranks in the organization within a short period of two years after his assumption of office.
Unprecedented in its history of 72 years, a record number of 3873 promotions to Officers and 78,707 promotions to Other Ranks including today’s ones have been granted to-date after 18 August 2019.
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