The Sri Lankan external Affairs Ministry, G.L. Peiris has received Government approval for new diplomatic appointments where key serving Army officers are being posted to number two slots overseas. In terms of this, Major General Shavendra Silva will be Sri Lanka’s Deputy Ambassador in South Africa. He is currently Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
Major General Jagath Alwis will be the new Deputy Ambassador to Israel. Formerly in charge of the military component of Presidential Security, he is now Director General-General Staff (DGGS) at Army Headquarters. Major General Kamal Gunaratne will be the new Deputy Ambassador to Brazil. The current Ambassador is former Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya. Maj. Gen. Gunaratne is currently Adjutant General at Army Headquarters.