Major General Jagath Dias who is accused of war crimes against civilians during the final war in Vanni, has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.
He is the 46th Chief of Staff in the Army. Major General N.A Jagath C Dias is currently serving as the Commander, Security Force – Mullaittivu.
He was enlisted to the Army on 11 August 1980 and commissioned to the 1 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment as a 2 Lieutenant on 27 February 1982. Afterwards he received an Inter Regimental transfer to Gajaba Regiment (GR).
He was subsequently promoted to the ranks of Captain (1986), Major (1994), Lieutenant Colonel (1995), Colonel (2000), Brigadier (2005) and Major General on 18 February 2008.