President extends Army Commanderís tenure

President extends Army Commanderís tenure

July 11, 2018   09:06 am

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Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been given a one year service extension by the President Maithripala Sirisena, stated the Army Spokesman.

Lieutenant General N U M M W Senanayake RWP RSP VSV USP USACGSC was appointed as the 22nd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from 27 June 2017 by the President as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces after he was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant General with effect from the same date.

During his illustrious military career, he held many Command, Staff and Instructional appointments.

A veteran of all four phases of the Civil War, he has served in both its Northern and Eastern theatres.

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