General Fonseka now Field Marshal Fonseka
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 10:06
Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal by the President at a special function held at the Defence Ministry ground.
Field Marshal is a very senior military rank, ordinarily senior to the general officer ranks.
Promotion to the rank of field marshal in many countries historically required extraordinary military achievement by a general, usually a wartime victory.
General Fonseka will be the first ever Field Marshal in Sri Lankan military history.
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