Mar 22, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday awarded the Field Marshal title to former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka for the service rendered by him, achieving the victory over terrorism.
The title ‘Field Marshal’ is an honorary and respected title bestowed by the Army and only a handful has been given the title in the world.
General Fonseka is the first Sri Lankan to be bestowed to this title.
A person who has been honored with the Field Marshal title is considered an infinite hero.
Sarath Fonseka was bestowed the title ‘General’ as he was considered the destroyer of Eelam.
Fonseka led Democratic National Alliance backed President Maithripala Sirisena in his election campaign.