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567 officers and 10,369 other ranks of Army promoted

A total of 567 officers and 10,369 other ranks of the Sri Lanka Army have been promoted in view of the 72nd anniversary of the Army by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the recommendation of Army Commander General Shavendra Silva and the Ministry of Defence.

Accordingly, 8 Senior Brigadiers have been promoted 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).

The Army said that after General Shavendra Silva took the mantle of the Army Command on 18 August 2019, a record number of 3,873 promotions to Officers and 78,707 promotions to Other Ranks have been granted to-date.

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