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* President Promotes 19 more SLAVF Majors to next rank
Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 08:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 06, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defense and recommendations of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has promoted 19 Majors of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) to the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Military Secretariat announced this morning (6).

The Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army, who was the driving force behind realization of those promotions, maintains that those overdue promotions, a wholehearted reflection for their deserving career prospects and their hard-earned happiness, would certainly act a stimulus to them to perform better in future since a promotion would also multiply productivity and selfless services and serve a gesture for others to follow and admire, a statement on Sri Lanka Army website said.

With structural changes being effected, steps were also adopted in the most recent past to grant more and more such career promotions for the best interests of hard working Officers, Lieutenant General Silva commented.

The SLAVF, which traces its origin to the year 1861 out of a civilian rifle club and turned broad - based for infantry soldiering by a proclamation issued on 01 April 1881 as Ceylon Volunteer Force was changed to be called the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force after the country became a Republic with a special proclamation on 22nd May 1972.


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