Cricketers Seekkuge Prasanna and Asela Gunaratne were promoted by the Army Commander following their all round performances in Australia.
The promotions had been made on the recommendations of the Army Cricket Committee. Accordingly, Prasanna has been promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer 1 while Gunaratne has been promoted to the rank of warrant officer 2. In November, 2016, Gunaratne attached to the 6 Field Regiment- Sri Lanka Artillery of the Army was promoted to the rank of Sergeant following his all round performances in Zimbabwe and Test Cricket. (daily mirror)