Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from yesterday.
Prior to his appointment, Rear Admiral Silva held office as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director General Operations of the Navy.
Rear Admiral Silva succeeds Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro as the Chief of Staff of the Navy.
Rear Admiral Rosayro who completed 36 years of distinguished naval career retired yesterday.(Darshana Sanjeewa)