Former Army Commander Rohan Daluwatte passes away
August 27, 2018 02:25 pm
Former Commander of the Army General Rohan Daluwatte passed away on this morning (27).
He had been at the age of 77 when he passed away from a sudden heart attack.
Final rites will take place with full military honors on Wednesday (29) evening in the Borella Cemetery.
General Rohan Daluwatte was appointed as 14th Army Commander in Sri Lanka in May 1996.
As the commander, Daluwatte lead the Operation Riviresa against LTTE.
During his tenure in the Army he held important positions such as Chief Instructor of Officer Cadet School in ATC from 1979 to 1981, Commanding Officer, 1st Reconnaissance Regiment Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Commanding Officer of Sri Lanka Army Service Corps, Coordinating Officer Commanding Troops in Mannar, Director-Supplies and Transport, Commandant of Army Training Centre and Military Secretary, Army Headquarters.
He was instrumental in establishing the Army Command and Staff College before his retirement from military service in 1998.
After his retirement he was promoted to the rank of General and was appointed as the Head of the newly formed Joint Operations Command and later as the Chief of Defense Staff.