Major General Vikum Liyanage appointed New Chief of Staff


Major General H. L. V. M. Liyanage has been appointed as the 59th Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from today, December 7.

Major General Liyanage has been appointed by Presdeint Gotabaya Rajapaksa under the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva.

Major General Vikum Liyanage of the Gajaba Regiment, prior to this new appointment served as the Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force. He succeeds Major General Priyantha Perera, the 58th Chief of Staff of the Army who just retired from the service.