Major General Sanjaya Wanasinghe has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.
He is the eldest son of General Hamilton Wanasinghe.
Maj. Gen. Wanasinghe was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, prior to which he was the 50th Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.
Prior to that, he served as the Commander, Security Forces Headquarters Mullaitivu. He is also Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment.
His father, General Hamilton Wanasinghe was in office from 1988-1991 as the 11th Commander of the Army and was afterwards promoted as the country-produced first 4 Star General.
New head for Civil Defence Force
Maj. Gen. Channa Weerasuriya
Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Channa Weerasuriya, who retired as the Chief of Staff of the Army, is expected to be appointed director general of the Civil Defence Force.
Retired Maj. Gen. N.R. Lamahewa, who was its director general, completed a service extension yesterday.