Jun 30, 2017

Army Commander still in his post

Although General Crisanthe De Silva has been promoted to the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), he has still not resigned from his post as the Army Commander, Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne had told Ravaya newspaper.

According to Ravaya, General De Silva will remain in his current post until August 21.

However, under this situation, the next in line, current Chief of Staff Mahesh Senanayake may lose his opportunity of becoming the next Army Commander as he would reach his retirement on August 19.