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Promotions Given to 211 Officers & 1239 Other Ranks on 76th Independence Day

Sri Lanka 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 211 Officers of the Sri Lanka Army (Regular and Volunteer Force) and 1239 Other Ranks of the Army (Regular Force and Volunteer Force) to their respective next rank attaching symbolic significance to the 76th Independence Day (04 Feb 2024).

Accordingly, 02 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 12 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 13 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 17 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 29 Captains to the rank of Major (Including Quartermasters), 13 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain (Including Quartermasters) and 125 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 49 Warrant Officers – II to the rank of Warrant Officer – I, 111 Staff Sergeants to the rank of Warrant Officer – II, 135 Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 170 Corporals to the rank of Sergeant, 364 Lance Corporals to the rank of Corporal and 330 Privates to the rank of Lance Corporal (Regular Force and Volunteer Force) have also been promoted.

02 Senior Brigadiers who have been elevated to the two-star General rank in the Army include Major General P.N Godellawatta USP psc and Major General U.L.J.S Perera RSP USP psc.

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