Sri Lanka, Aug. 19 -- President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.

The appointment came after Army Chief Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake officially retiring from service yesterday.

Reports said that Silva's appointment will be for a period of 4 months along with 6 months of service extension.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Lanka Business Report....