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Karannagoda, Gunathilake presented with honorary military ranks

(UTV|COLOMBO) – Former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and former Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake were today presented the highest honorary military ranks by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President had earlier awarded the honorary military ranks in an extraordinary gazette notification and the formal presentation took place today.

Karannagoda was promoted as the Admiral of the Fleet while Gunathileke was promoted as Marshal of the Air Force.

The President gave the award for their outstanding performance and service to the Nation during the war against the LTTE.

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who led the Army during the final stages of the war against the LTTE, was promoted as General following the defeat of the LTTE and then Field Marshal.


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