Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva has been appointed as new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from tomorrow (January 1) by President Maitripala Sirisena.
He was the Chief of Staff of the Navy prior to the appointment as Commander.
He was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Navy following the retirement of Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe.
Rear Admiral De Silva received his letter of appointment from the President this morning at the President's house.
President's Secretary Udaya R. Seneviratne and Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were also present at the occasion. (Darshana Sanjeewa)