He said the nation and armed forces had rendered matchless sacrifices against terrorism, adding that three star, two star Generals
and Commanders were martyred in war against terrorism while children of senior army officers and civilians were also martyred.
According to sources, one of the three two star generals
are expected to be appointed as Lieutinent General, Army Commander, - Major General Boniface Perera Commandant Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force, Security Forces Commander - West Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, and the Chief Staffs Major General Mahesh Senanayake.
Two Brigadiers, one Air Commodore and one Commodore were promoted to become two star generals
. Four out of eight civilian participants were promoted in later years to the highest grade.