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Fmr Army Chief Daluwatte passes away

Fmr Army Chief Daluwatte passes away

Former Army Commander, retired General Rohan Daluwatte passed away yesterday (27), at the age of 77.


Daluwatte, who joined the Sri Lanka Army in 1961, as a Cadet Officer, was appointed as the 13th Commander of Army by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in 1996. He retired from military service in December, 1998. As the Army Chief, Daluwatte led ‘Operation Riviresa’ against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during Eelam War III.


He was instrumental in establishing the Army Command and Staff College.

After his retirement he was promoted to the rank of General and was appointed as the Head of the newly formed Joint Operations Command and later as the Chief of Defence Staff.


He also served as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Brazil from 2002 to 2005.

(Ceylon Today)

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