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Sri Lanka militarisation of civilian affairs : Retired Major General to be appointed as Commissioner of Prisons.

Image: Major General G.V. Ravipriya (army.lk photo)

A Cabinet paper has been submitted to facilitate the appointment of retired Major General G.V. Ravipriya as the Commissioner General of Prisons, reports Sri Lanka Mirror.

Major General G.V. Ravipriya was an officer of the Artillery Regiment and assumed office as the Commander Security Force – Kilinochchi on 29th March 2019. He retired in mid-January 2020

According to Army.lk Major General Vijitha Ravipriya of the Sri Lanka Artillery during his tenure has served many command and staff appointments in his Regiment and the Army, including the office of Director General Training at the Army Headquarters, General Officer Commanding, 57 Division, Director Media and office of Military Spokesman, Director General Staff, Director Personal Administration, Director Plans and a number of other key appointments in the Army including overseas ones.

The current Commissioner General of Prisons Jayasiri Tennakoon’s term is not over yet but he will be transferred to another administrative job, reports media.



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