ARMY COMMANDER PROMOTED AS CHIEF OF DEFENSE STAFF
Posted on July 13th, 2009

The Presidential Secretariat said, In recognition of the services rendered to the Motherland in eliminating terrorsim from the Sri Lankan soil by Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka and Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda in the war against terrorism, President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday promoted General Fonseka as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Admiral Karannagoda as the National Security Advisor with effect from July 15.

On the same day, Major General Jagath Jayasuriya is to take over as the Army Commander and Rear Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe as the Navy Commander.

Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Competent Authoriity for the Internally Displaced Persons in the North, was sworn in as the new Governor of the Northern Province(Photo by Chandana Perera)

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