Children of SF Families, Given Incentives for Studies , Troops Bid Farewell to Outgoing Commander of SFHQ-C , New Housing Project for Displaced Families in Koslanda Miriyabedda, Medical Programme to Mark World Cancer Day , Distribution of School Amenities Among Low-Income Group Students, Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros, Fourth India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks Begin after Meeting Commander , Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, World’s End Rescuer & His Team Felicitated at Tourism Bureau Ceremony, Retired General Ratnayake Leaving Indelible Memories Bids Goodbye to His Second Home, SLLI , Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros, Former Army Commander Calls on State Minister of Defence & Secretary Defence, Third Segment of Lebanon Bound 9th Army Contingent Leaves on UN Peace Keeping , Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People , SFHQ-Central Troops Donate Blood in Nuwara Eliya, SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services, State Minister of Defence & Defence Secretary Extend Greetings to New Commander , Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour , Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister , SLAVF Salutes Outgoing Commandant , Glimpses of World’s End Rescue Operation for Dutch Tourist , Major General Channa Goonetilleke Assumes Office as New SLAVF Commandant , New Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President , Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour , New Officer Mess of SFHQ-W, ‘SPIRIT’ Provides All Facilities , New SFHQ- Jaffna Commander Assumes Duties, MESSAGE ISSUED BY COMMANDER OF THE ARMY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.W.J.C DE SILVA RWP USP ndu psc UPON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE, Former Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President , US Gifts More De-mining Accessories to the Army , New Commander of the Army Assumes Office Amid Military Ceremonials & Religious Observances,

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* Outgoing Army Chief Extends Profuse Thanks to Everyone for Support Given

* Outgoing Commander Promoted to Rank of General

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* Commander Greets Eight Senior Officers Promoted to Ranks of Major General

* Several Key Appointments / Relinquishments in the Army Announced

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* One More Segment of Sport Veterans Felicitated

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  Past Army Commanders
Brigadier Sinclair The Earl of Caithness C.B.E, D.S.O

10th Oct. 1949 - 17th May 1952
Brigadier F.S. Reid C.B.E

18th May 1952 - 08th Feb 1955
Major General A.M. Muttukumaru O.B.E, E.D

09th Feb 1955 - 31st Dec. 1959
Major General H.W.G. Wijeyekoon O.B.E, E.D

01st Jan. 1960 - 31st Dec. 1963
Major General A.R. Udugama M.B.E

01st Jan. 1964 - 10th Nov. 1966
Major General B.R. Heyn

11th Nov. 1966 - 30th Sep. 1967
Lieutenant General D.S. Attygalle MVO

01st Oct. 1967 - 13th Oct. 1977
Lieutenant General J.E.D. Perera VSV

14th Oct. 1977 - 13th Oct. 1981
Lieutenant General T.I Weerathunga VSV

14Th Oct. 1981 - 11th Feb 1985
Lieutenant General G.D.G.N. Seneviratne VSV

12Th Feb. 1985 - 15th Aug 1988
Lieutenant General H Wanasinghe VSV

16th Aug. 1988 - 15th Nov. 1991
Lieutenant General L.D.C.E. Waidyaratne VSV

16th Nov. 1991 - 31st Dec. 1993
Lieutenant General G.H. De Silva RWP VSV USP

01st Jan. 1994 - 30th Apr. 1996
General R. De S. Daluwatte WWV RWP RSP VSV USP lom ndc psc

01st May. 1996 - 15th Dec. 1998
General C. S. Weerasooriya RWP RSP VSV USP

16th Dec. 1998 - 24th Aug. 2000
General L. P. Balagalle VSV, USP, ndc, IG

25th Aug. 2000 - 30th Jun 2004
General S.H.S. Kottegoda WWV, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc

01st Jul 2004 – 05th Dec 2005
General G S C Fonseka RWP RSP VSV USP rcds psc

06th Dec 2005 – 15th July 2009
General Jagath Jayasuriya RWP VSV USP ndu psc

15th July 2009 – 31st July 2013
General R M D Ratnayake WWV RWP RSP USP ndu psc

01st August 2013 – 21st February 2015
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