MAJ. GEN. DIAS GETS DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT

Major General DiasThe 57-division’s Commanding officer Jagath Dias has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Deputy Ambassador to Germany, informed sources said yesterday.A government official told the Daily Mirror that Major General Dias would leave the country to take over his duties soon.

Major General Dias led his Division from the beginning of the Wanni operation three years ago and directed the capture of vital LTTE held areas such as Madhu Church, Kokavil town, Thunukkai and Mallavi and the strategically important LTTE capital Kilinochchi.

The 57-division led by him was the main strike force of the army in its operations against the Tiger cadres.

Some weeks ago, Major General Udaya Perera, who was the Director Operations of the Army was appointed Deputy Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia.

Daily Mirror – Saturday, June 27, 2009

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