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Army promotions

Five Brigadiers of the Sri Lanka Army have been promoted to the rank of Major General and 25 Lieutenant Colonels were promoted to the rank of Colonel by President Maithripala Sirisena,Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said.

He said the four Brigadiers among the five, D.J.I.P. Gamage, H.R Wickremasinghe, J.R. Ambemohotti, D.A.P.N. Dematanpitiya and W.H.M. Manatunga had suffered serious injuries during the war while some are disabled.

Brigadier Atapattu said that the promotions were done taking into account the sacrifices made by them for the country during the war, which had rendered them disabled. The four infantry Brigadiers D.J.I.P. Gamage, H.R Wickremasinghe, J.R. Ambemohotti and W.H.M. Manatunga were promoted to the rank of Major General with effect from May 16, while Brigadier D.A.P.N. Dematanpitiya’s promotion would be effective from August 18.

The Lieutenant Colonels were promoted to the rank of Colonel with effect from June 20.