Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya appointed as Chief of Defence Staff; Major General Daya Ratnayake promoted to the rank of Army Commander

Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 8:01


President’s Spokesperson Mohan Samaranayake stated that Army Commander General Jagath Jayasuriya has been appointed Chief of Defence Staff with effect from August 1.


He was promoted to the rank of General yesterday with affect from June 1st.


Meanwhile, Major General Daya Rathnayake has been appointed Army Commander with effect from August 1.

He has also been promoted to lieutenant General with effect from August 1st and will be the 20th Army commander.

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