Colombo, July 4 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Tuesday appointed Mahesh Senanayake as the new Commander in Chief of the Sri Lanka Army.
“A proud son of Mother Sri Lanka, Mahesh Senanayake took office as the Commander in Chief of the Army,” Sirisena said in a statement.
Senanayake was also promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.
Senanayake will take over as the new Army Commander from Chrisantha De Silva, who was last week appointed to the rank of General by President Sirisena.
Meanwhile, Kapila Mudantha Waidyaratne was appointed as the new Secretary of Defense. The appointment was made following the resignation of former Secretary of Defense, Karunasena Hettiarachchi.
Former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama was appointed as the Eastern Province Governor.