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Former SL army chief Mahesh Senanayake promoted to General

Outgoing Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from 17 August 2019.

General Senanayake served as the 22nd Commander of the Army from 27 June 2017 until he retired on Sunday (18 Aug).

Major General Shavendra Silva took his office as the 23rd Army Commander yesterday (19 Aug).

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