Five senior Brigadiers in the Sri Lanka Army have been promoted to the rank of Major General, the Military Secretariat announced. Military spokesman, Brigadier U.A.B. Medawela was also promoted.
Brigadier S.A.A.L Perera, former General Officer Commanding 52 Division, Brigadier E.K.J.K Wijesiri, Provost Marshal, Brigadier U.A.B. Medawela, Military Spokesman and Director Media, Brigadier V.U.B Nanayakkara, former Chief Field Engineer and Brigadier M.H.S.B. Perera, General Officer Commanding 23 Division were thus promoted to the rank of Major General.
Brigadier V.U.B. Nanayakkara had served as Military Spokesman cum Director Media (Sept 2007-Feb 2010) before the incumbent Military Spokesman took office a few weeks ago on 1st July 2010.