Twin Majors General sign to enter ‘Guinness Book of World Records’

An attempt to insert the names of Sri Lanka Army-produced two identical twins, Major General Pooraka Seneviratne and Major General Jayantha Seneviratne in the Guinness Book of World Records took place this morning (30) during a formal ceremony at the Army Headquarters.

Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Chief Guest, together with Sri Lanka’s authorized representative for Guinness Book records, Mr Saman Amarasinghe, Chairman, National Steering Council, Guinness World Records at Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs and a host of Senior Army Officers watched the day’s proceedings that would create history in the 71-year old Sri Lanka Army and the world history.

Those twin brothers, Major General Pooraka Seneviratne of Sri Lanka Signal Corps, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief of Defence Staff and Major General Jayantha Seneviratne of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, Commander, Security Forces - West and Colonel of the Regiment Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, the one and only twin soldiers in the Army, were born together, entered the school on the same day, studied up to Advanced Level in same classes, both served as school prefects, did sports together, enlisted to the Army together, commissioned on the same day, followed foreign courses in Quetta in the same syndicate, received simultaneous promotions in the Army, and are finally set to retire on the same day.

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