Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva appointed 23rd Navy Commander

31 December 2018 10:36 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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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)

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  • duminda Monday, 31 December 2018 10:59 AM

    great military leader who has vision of sustainable development.............congratulation

    ANTON Monday, 31 December 2018 11:00 AM

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT HOW MANY SHIPS DO WE HAVE NOW IN SRILANKA.

    pradeep Monday, 31 December 2018 11:20 AM

    Refer Janes Defence magazine

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 31 December 2018 01:39 PM

    And how many ships are scrapped ships of other nations dumped here?

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 31 December 2018 11:31 AM

    Do not wash political laundry and do criminal acts for Politicians in return for future prospects. Keep the dignity

    indunil Monday, 31 December 2018 11:55 AM

    mr. Anton navy will be first and major defense line of security, marine environment in future

    chandra Monday, 31 December 2018 12:07 PM

    Congratulation and Happy New Year - 2019.

    daminda Monday, 31 December 2018 12:27 PM

    fight against environmental terrorism at sea will be prime role in future,,,,,,,,,,,,,congratulation new commander of navy

    Janaka from Matara Monday, 31 December 2018 01:25 PM

    ..all the best.

    Sarathkumara premachandra Monday, 31 December 2018 01:35 PM

    Congratulations ! You deserve it !!

    sam Monday, 31 December 2018 01:49 PM

    military leader should take responsibility to achieve sustainable development in mother land...........congratulation

    Mervyn Monday, 31 December 2018 03:53 PM

    Dear sir, we are proud of you. You are true son of our country.

    MAG Priyantha Monday, 31 December 2018 04:45 PM

    Dear Sir,My heartiest congratulations for the well-earned promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral and new position as Commander of the Navy

    Bule Monday, 31 December 2018 05:05 PM

    Congratulations !Best ever sportsman Navy produced in recent past. An Officer and Gentleman with high level of professionalism

    Yasmin Silva Friday, 08 February 2019 02:21 PM

    I wish to convey my Congratulations. I will never forget what you did for us when my mother suddenly passed away while we were on holidays from overseas in Dec 2016 in Jaffna when you were the Northern Commander. You never knew us but personally came that evening to the Jaffna Hospital. Asked me what could be done. Did all the negotiations to arrange a vehicle to take my mum back to Colombo and get the body released as soon as possible. Even arranged a navy officer to travel with the vehicle back to Colombo incase we get stopped by the police as we were driving back to Colombo at midnight from Jaffna with my mum's body. I wish you all the success in your new role. I know you will exhale in this role.


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