General G.D.H. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) has been reappointed as the Secretary of Defence.
He was reappointed by newly elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe today.
General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) was first appointed as the Secretary of the Defence Ministry in November 2019, by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
General Gunaratne (Retd), who was the General Officer Commanding of the 53 Division from April 2008 to July 2009, commanded his troops during the Humanitarian Operation of the final phase of the Eelam War IV, which completely annihilated the 30 years of terrorism by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 19. He served as the Commander of the Security Forces Headquarters (SFHQ) Wanni.
General Gunaratne (Retd) also served as the Deputy Ambassador in Brazil from 2012 to 2015.
After retiring from active military service in 2016, he held top posts in the private sector and has authored books based on his 35-year experience in the military. (NewsWire)