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Military service in diplomacy

Three military generals have been approved to diplomatic appointments across the world, reports the Sunday Times.

Major General Shavendra Silva, the current deputy permanant representative to the UN in New York, will be Sri Lanka's deputy ambassador to South Africa, Major General Jagath Alwis, who used to be in charge of the military side of the president's security, will be the deputy ambassador to Israel, and Major General Kamal Gunaratne, the current adjutant General at Army Headquarters, will be the new deputy ambassador to Brazil.