For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Presidential Security Division (PSD) head Major General Chagi Gallage has been appointed as the head of the Intelligence Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army.
Army sources say that the main task assigned to the new intelligence chief is to gather information on opposition politicians, media institutions and personnel.
A close confidante of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Major General Gallage is also the head of the army training unit.
Major General Gallage headed the Commando units in the operation to capture Thoppigala and also headed several brigades in the final battle in the North.