Jan 09, Colombo: Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, stated the Sri Lanka Army.
Accordingly, Major General Shavendra Silva will serve as the 53rd Chief of Staff of the Army.
Major General Silva is currently serving as the Adjutant General of Sri Lanka Army. He was the former Director of Operations, Sri Lanka Army and the General Officer Commanding, 58th Division during the civil war.
During his exemplary career of more than 34 years, Major General Silva has held a number of key appointments in the Army. He has also served as the Ambassador and the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York during 2010-2015.
He has received some of the highest medals in the Sri Lankan armed forces, which includes the Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya, Rana Wickrama Padakkama, Uttama Seva Padakkama and the Rana Sura Padakkama at once, a first in the Sri Lankan military history.