30th May 2023 17:25:43 Hours
Coincident with the 14th National War Heroes’ Day, HE the President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted a total of 30 Officers and 561 Other Ranks of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) to their respective next rank on the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence and Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army.
Accordingly, 02 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 04 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 09 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 13 Captains to the rank of Major and 02 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain have been thus promoted in the officer’s category effective from 18 May 2023.
In the category of Other Ranks, a total of 08 Warrant Officers - II to the rank of Warrant Officer - I, 37 Staff Sergeants to the rank of Warrant Officer - II, 57 Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 149 Corporals to the rank of Sergeant, 127 Lance Corporals to the rank of Corporal and 89 Privates to the rank of Lance Corporal have also been promoted, effective from 18 May 2023. Further, 94 employees under militarized and trade basis have been promoted to their respective next ranks on the same date.
The Senior Officers who have been performing duties in the Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force received their insignias from Major General W A S S Wanasinghe RSP VSV USP ndu, the Commandant, SLAVF. Further,newly promoted Colonels made a courtesy call on the Commandant at the Headquarters premises on 22 May 2023 after wearing their insignias in the new rank.
Major General M T K R Silva KSP, the Deputy Commandant, SLAVF, Senior Officers and Officers extended their heartiest commendations upon promotions which are indeed a reward and a bless for their long years of dedicated military service.