Navy Chief promoted to Admiral

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Navy Commander Thisara Samarasinghe has been promoted to the rank of Admiral with effect from today by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Commander-in-Chief, Navy Spokesman Captain Athula Senarath said.

Meanwhile, informed sources said that Admiral Samarasinghe is to retire on January 15, this year as his term has not been extended by the President. Rear Admiral D.W.A.S. Dissanayake, who is the second in Command of the Sri Lanka Navy is tipped to be the next Commander of the Navy.
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  • sam Friday, 14 January 2011 08:05 AM

    Another put out to pasture................how long before they realise?

    Anushka Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:15 AM

    Most of our past military commanders have been promoted to the highest rank of general, admiral and air marshal when they retire, as a gesture of appreciation. It's just traditional.

    willows Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:10 AM

    congratulaions and well deserved??

    kenny Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:16 AM

    the more you 'serve' the higher is your promotion.

    Wimal_Madawansa Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:33 AM

    Why?

    Cobra Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:45 AM

    Why? To keep him happy and contended of course. "Somethings" are made for these very purposes!

    Baboon Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:47 AM

    While SF, the true hero has been demoted to 'Jailbird'!!!


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