Thisara Perera Joins Sri Lanka Army In Gajaba Regiment

Updated: 31 December 2019 15:12 IST

Thisara Perera accepted the invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant general Shavendra Silva to join the army.

Thisara Perera Joins Sri Lanka Army In Gajaba Regiment
Thisara Perera posted an image on Twitter with Army Commander Lieutenant general Shavendra Silva. © Twitter

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Major. The 30-year-old cricketer confirmed the news via Twitter and said that he accepted an invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. "I accepted the invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva in the first place & joined the Army. Getting an invitation from someone like him was one of the biggest achievements of my life. Thank you Sir! I look forward to contributing my best to Army Cricket," Perera had tweeted on Monday.

According to a report in Colombo Gazette, Perera has been enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force as a Major in the Gajaba Regiment.

Former captain Dinesh Chandimal had also joined the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force earlier this year to play for the Army cricket team.

The 30-year-old has represented Sri Lanka in six Tests, 161 ODIs and 79 T20Is in which he has scored 203, 2210 and 1169 runs respectively. Besides, he has taken 11, 171 and 51 wickets in the three formats.

Sri Lanka are scheduled to play a three-match T20I series in India beginning January 5 in Guwahati.

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Highlights
  • Thisara Perera has joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Major
  • Perera has been enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force
  • Perera has represented Sri Lanka in six Tests, 161 ODIs and 79 T20Is
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