337 Officers, 8,226 Other Ranks of Sri Lanka Army promoted

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, attaching a special significance to the 73rd National Independence Day promoted a total of 337 Officers of the Sri Lanka Army (Regular and Volunteer force) and a record 8,226 Other Ranks of the Army to their respective next ranks on the recommendation of the Ministry of Defence and General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

Accordingly, 14 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 23 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 35 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 34 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 206 Captains to the rank of Major, 22 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain and 3 Second Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant (Regular Force & Volunteer Force) have been thus promoted in the Officers category.

In the category of Other Ranks, a total of 212 Warrant Officers-11 to the rank of Warrant Officer-1, 795 Staff Sergeants to the rank of Warrant Officer-11, 1351 Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 1422 Corporals to the rank of Sergeant, 2070 Lance Corporals to the rank of Corporal and 2415 Privates to the rank of Lance Corporal have accordingly been promoted effective from today (4th Feb 2021).

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