Major General Vikum Liyanage to be appointed as New Army Commander

May 26, 2022 at 1:47 PM

General Shavendra Silva will assume office on 1 June 2022 as the new Chief of Defence Staff after relinquishing the office of the Commander of the Army on 31 May.

Issuing a statement, the Sri Lanka Army said General Shavendra Silva was serving as acting Chief of Defence Staff at the time he was appointed to this new office.

Meanwhile, the incumbent Chief of Staff Major General Vikum Liyanage will be appointed as the new Commander of the Army with effect from 1 June after relinquishment of his office as the Chief of Staff. (NewsWire)