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Army Commander – a former cricketer of STC, Matale

Army Commander Lt. General  Shavendra  Silva
Army Commander Lt. General Shavendra Silva

Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva is the first student of St.Thomas’ College, Matale to be appointed as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.

He represented his school in cricket and cadeting and as a cricketer he represented all age groups i.e. 13, 15, 17 and 19 as a wicket keeper batsman.

He was the school Senior Prefect, leader of the Western Band, Sergeant of the Junior Cadet Platoon as well as the Senior Cadet Platoon.

Shavendra was born on 22nd of June, 1964 and started his school career at St. Joseph’s College, Anuradhapura from Grade. I to III and thereafter was admitted to Vijaya College, Matale and studied up to Grade. V.

From Grade.VI onwards he was admitted to St.Thomas’ College, Matale and continued his studies up to Advanced Level and after leaving school joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Cadet Officer in the year 1984 and had his preliminary training at the Diyatalawa Army training school.

He is the son of former Chairman of CTB, Creasy Silva and Sumana Bandu Silva, and the brother of former Air Vice Marshal Ajantha Silva and the present CEO of DFCC Bank, Laxman Silva and Neranjala de Silva.

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