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General Nalin Seneviratna passes away

General G. D. G. N. (Nalin) Seneviratne VSV, 78, the former Commander of the Army (1985-1988) passed away yesterday morning. He was the 10th Commander of the Army. His funeral with full military honours will take place on Saturday at the General Cemetery, Borella, Colombo.

After he joined the army, he was commissioned on July 30, 1953 as a Second Lieutenant. He was promoted to the ranks of Captain (1958), Major (1963), Lieutenant Colonel (1971), Colonel (1977), Brigadier (1981), and Major General (1985). He took over the duties as 10th Commander of the Army on 11th February 1985 and retired from the army on August 16, 1988. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General on August 1, 1986 while he was serving as the Commander.

He held a number of senior appointments in the Army before he assumed duties as Commander. He served as Commander for then 54 Force Headquarters in Jaffna from January 15, 1984 until he was promoted to the rank of Major General to become the 10th Commander of the Army.

 

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