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New Chief of staff to Sri Lanka Army

New Chief of staff to Sri Lanka Army

[January 11 2019]

Major 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 military career.

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 2010-2015.

He is the Chairman of the Defence Services Hockey Committee & Army Hockey Committee & a proud old boy of St Thomas College, Matale.

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