Seven Majors General of the Army are said to be continuing to hold top positions and enjoying perks despite completing maximum term in their ranks nearly three months ago.
Informed sources said the top Majors General were due to retire on April 31 this year but were yet to receive extension or termination letters.
It is also learnt that Army Commander Sarath Fonseka had submitted the letters to the Defence Ministry a few months ago recommending their extensions but the Ministry had not responded.
There is also speculation that the letters might have been sent to the President`s office to seek President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s approval.
The seven Majors General are N. Ranasinghe ? Commandant Army`s Staff College, Upul Perera ? Quarter Master General, Nimal Jayasuriya ? Welioya Area Commander, Sanath Karunaratne ? General Officer Command - II Division Panagoda, Ashoka Thoradeniya ? Master General Ordnance of the Army, L.B. Aluvihare ? Adjutant General and Parakrama Pannipitiya ? Security Forces Commander Eastern Headquarters.