Army Chief to serve as Act. Chief of Defence Staff
3 years ago
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.