Major General A.W.J.C De Silva appointed as new Army Commander
President Maithripala Sirisena in his Capacity as
the Minister of Defence and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
has appointed Major General A.W.J.C De Silva RWP USP ndu psc as the
next Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from 22nd February,
2015. He is the 21st commander of the Sri Lanka Army.
Major General A.W.J.C De Silva had joined the Sri
Lanka Army as Cadet Officer in 1980 and has served in many regions
including operational areas. He has been awarded a number of medals
including the Rana Wickrama Padakkama.