Shavendra to take reins as new Chief of Defence Staff


General Shavendra Silva is set to assume office as the new Chief of Defence Staff on 01 June, after relinquishing the office of the Commander of the Army on 31 May.

Meanwhile, the incumbent Chief of Staff Major General Vikum Liyanage will be appointed as the new Commander of the Army with effect from 01 June after relinquishment of his office as the Chief of Staff.

Maj. Gen. Liyanage, of the Gajaba Regiment, was appointed as the 59th Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from December 7, 2021.