10th October 2023 08:01:21 Hours
Hon President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on the recommendation of the Ministry of Defence and Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army, has promoted a total of 314 Officers of the Sri Lanka Army (Regular and Volunteer Force) and a record 1565 Other Ranks of the Army (Regular Force and Volunteer Force) to their respective next rank attaching symbolic significance to the 74th Army Anniversary Day (October 10).
Accordingly, 07 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 12 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 37 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 41 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 50 Captains to the rank of Major (Including Quarter Masters), 84 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain (Including Quarter Masters) and 83 Second Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant (Regular Force & Volunteer Force) have been thus promoted in the Officers' category.
In the category of Other Ranks, a total of 83 Warrant Officers-II to the rank of Warrant Officer-I, 183 Staff Sergeants to the rank of Warrant Officer-II, 263 Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 414 Corporals to the rank of Sergeant, 374 Lance Corporals to the rank of Corporal and 248 Privates to the rank of Lance Corporal (Regular Force and Volunteer Force) have also been promoted.
07 Senior Brigadiers who have been elevated to the two-star Major General rank in the Army included Major General D.A Amarasekara USP, Major General R Elvitigala USP, Major General I.H.M.R.K Herath USP ndc psc, Major General W.M.P.M Wijesooriya RWP RSP ndu, Major General W.P Kariyawasam, Major General K.M.P.S.B Kulatunga RSP ndc psc and Major General H.H.K.S.S Hewage RWP RSP USP rcds psc.