President extends term of Mjr. General Shavendra Silva

President Maithripala Sirisena has granted a six month extension to Army Chief-of-Staff Major General Shavendra Silva, informed sources from the Presidential Secretariat said.

The extension will be effective from the 22nd of June until the 31st of December 2019.

Major General Silva joined the Army in 1984 and rose on to the ranks of Second Lieutenant and Major General before becoming the Chief-of-staff, the second highest position in the Army.

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