The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Major General Mahesh Senanayake RWP RSP USP psc as the 22nd Commander of the Army after promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant General with effect from 27th June 2017, stated army media.

Lieutenant General Senanayake enlisted to the army on 16th October 1981 as an Officer Cadet in 16th intake and commenced his training at Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa. He has held many key appointments during his carrier including his previous appointment as the Chief of Staff of the Army.


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