President Sirisena Grants Three-month Extension To Army Chief Of Staff Maj. General Dampath Fernando

President Maithripala Sirisena has granted a three-month service extension to Army Chief of Staff Major General Dampath Fernando. 

Fernando was appointed the Cheif of Staff of the Army in March, this year. He has so far served in office for 06 months. 

Fernando was serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Army Headquarters before he was appointed as the Chief of Staff, the second highest office in the Army.

He is also the incumbent Colonel of the Regiment, the Gemunu Watch of the Army.

He joined the Sri Lanka Army (Regular Force) as an Officer Cadet on 27 April 1983 and underwent basic military training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy - Diyatalawa in the Intake 18. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 7 November 1984, and posted afterwards to the GW Regiment.


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