In a significant development, Major General Sanjaya Wanasinghe has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, following in the footsteps of his father, General Hamilton Wanasinghe.
Major General Sanjaya Wanasinghe is the eldest son of General Hamilton Wanasinghe, who previously held the prestigious position of Commander of the Sri Lanka Army from 1981 to 1991. General Hamilton Wanasinghe also served as the Joint Operations Commander and held the role of Secretary of Defence.
The appointment of Major General Sanjaya Wanasinghe as the Chief of Staff not only reflects his personal accomplishments and capabilities but also highlights the continuation of a remarkable family legacy within the Sri Lanka Army. His father’s distinguished service and leadership have undoubtedly influenced his own military career.