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Special statement issued by Ministry of Defence

April 11, 2022

The Ministry of Defence categorically denies the information disseminating on social media platforms stating that incumbent Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva is holding the present appointment without legitimate service extension which is falsely fabricated in order to mislead the general public.

The service extension granted to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva is still in force and it was effective from December 31, 2021.