New Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for Army
Major General Milinda Peiris has been appointed as the
new Chief of Staff (COS) of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from 12
February 2016. He was the Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John
Kotelawala Defence University (KDU).
Over the career span of 35 years since the beginning
in 1980s, he has held numerous prestigious appointments in the Army.
Accordingly, Major General Peiris will be the 47th Chief of Staff of the
Sri Lanka Army.
Major General Peiris has earned his Masters Degree in
Philosophy (MPhil) from the University of Madras. He also holds a
Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Open University of Sri Lanka
and a Diploma in Senior Level Defence Management from the University of
Indore in India.
He is a recipient of Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP) and
Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP) for his heroic deeds in war. He has also
awarded with the Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP) for his unblemished
Major General AKS Perera has also been appointed as
the new Deputy Chief of Staff in the Sri Lanka Army with effective from
16 February 2016. He was the Commander Security Force Headquarters -
Central (SFHQ-C) prior to the new appointment.
Major General Perera is a distinguished officer from
the Gajaba Regiment who has an illustrious career span of more than 35
He is a recipient of Weera Wickrama Vibhushanya (WWV),
Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP), Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP) and Uttama Seva
Padakkama (USP) for his heroic and unblemished military service.