New Sri Lanka military spokesman appointed

Aug 10, Colombo: Brigadier H. A. Nihal Hapuarachchi of Sri Lanka Army Corps of Engineers is to assume office today as the Director of Media at Army Headquarters and also as the Military Spokesman.

Since joining the Sri Lankan Army in 1982, Brigadier Hapuarachchi has held several Command and Staff appointments.

During the war, he served as Brigadier General Staff at the Wanni Security Forces Headquarters and handled crucial operations in Jaffna as troops were advancing towards the North during Wanni humanitarian operations.

Brigadier Hapuarachchi has been serving as Brigadier Coordinating of the Sapugaskanda Defence Services Command and Staff College before taking up his new appointment at Army Headquarters today.

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