New Chief of staff to Sri Lanka Army
General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the 53rd Chief of Staff of
the Sri Lanka Army on Wednesday (09 January). Major General Shavendra
Silva holds the appointments of Adjutant General and Colonel of the
Regiment, Gajaba Regiment of the Sri Lankan Army before appointed as the
Chief of Staff.
He was enlisted on March 5, 1984 to the Regular Intake
19 of Sri Lanka Army and had a glorious career from the rank of Second
Lieutenant to Major General, covering all the major appointments in his
In addition to that, he served as an instructor, a
staff officer and a Commander and he is a senior officer with unique
qualities to be an officer.
He also has held all Command appointments that an
infantry Officer could hold ranging from that of a platoon commander to
the General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division. He is a highly
decorated military officers with different varieties of medals and he
was the first Second Lieutenant of the Sri Lanka Army to receive three
different types of gallantry medals, namely WWV, RWP, RSP for the first
time.He has skillfully trained in diverse fields in the United States,
Israel, France, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Pakistan and India.
He was the Ambassador and the Deputy Permanent
Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York during
He is the Chairman of the Defence Services Hockey
Committee & Army Hockey Committee & a proud old boy of St Thomas