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Army Chief to serve as Act. Chief of Defence Staff

Commander of the Army Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the Acting Chief of Defence Staff in addition to his present office with effect from 1 January 2020.

The appointment has been made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Admiral Ravindra C Gunaratne Chief of Defence Staff retired from service on 31 December 2019.