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    Army Chief to Deliver Late Gen. Dennis Perera Memorial Oration Today

    August 11, 2014

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army has been invited to deliver Late General Deshamanya Dennis Perera Memorial Oration at Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), organized by Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) today (11) at 6.30 p.m.

    Late General J.E Dennis Perera, the former Commander of the Army passed away on August 11, 2013 in Colombo at the age of 83 after an illustrious military career, having joined the then Ceylon Army on October 10, 1949, the very date of its raising and also on his 19th birthday.


    General Perera served as the Chancellor of Sir John Kotelawala Defence University for five years from 1995 - 2000. He pioneered the establishment of the Sri Lanka Military Academy and the KDU at Ratmalana, now a world class Defence University. He served as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army from October 1977 to September 1981. He was also the founder President of the ARFRO. (ST/SL Army)

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