More than 14,600 Army personnel – 514 officers and 14,140 other ranks – have received promotions to the next ranks, says the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.
The promotions coincided with the 71st anniversary of the Army and the Army Day celebrated today (October 10).
Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces President Gotabaya Rajapaksa granted the promotions on the recommendation of the Ministry of Defence and the Army Chief.
Accordingly, 12 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General, 13 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier, 47 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, 58 Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 234 Captains to the rank of Major, 99 Lieutenants to the rank of Captain and 51 Second Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant (Regular Force & Volunteer Force).
Similarly, a total of 14,140 Other Ranks of the Army also received promotions, effective from the Army Day.
Thereby, 318 Warrant Officers- 2 to the rank of Warrant Officer-1, 985 Staff Sergeants to the rank of Warrant Officer-2, 1292 Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 3058 Corporals to the rank of Sergeant, 3470 Lance Corporals to the rank of Corporal and 4747 Privates to the rank of Lance Corporal have been promoted.