(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has promoted 8514 Army personnel to mark the 74th Independence Day that falls on tomorrow, the Army said.
With the approval of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva, on account of the 74th National Independence day, has promoted a record 480 Officers and 8034 Other Ranks to their next rank as a tribute to their dedicated services to the country.
Accordingly, 7 Senior Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 16 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 36 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 50 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 207 Captains to the rank of Major, 94 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain, 70 2nd Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant in total receive these National Independence Day promotions on 4th February 2022.
After General Shavendra Silva was promoted to the rank of Commander of the Sri Lanka Army on August 18, 2019, a large number of officers and other ranks of the Army were promoted within a short period after assumption of his office.
Unprecedented in its history of 73 years, a record number of 4341 promotions to Officers and 86741 Other Ranks including today’s ones have been granted to-date after 18 August 2019, the Army said.