General Shavendra Silva will assume duties as the new Chief of Defense Staff of Sri Lanka today (1).
The letter of appointment was presented to General Shavendra Silva yesterday at the President’s House.
He served as the Acting Chief of Defence Staff parallel to the Commander of the Army, and resigned from the post of Army Commander yesterday.
General Silva served in the Army for 39 years and played an instrumental role in the war against the LTTE.
The General also served as the head of the National Operation Center for Prevention of Covid-19 outbreak during the past three years, to save the public from the pandemic.