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Travis Sinniah to be named new Navy Commander

17 August 2017 09:48 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Eastern Naval Commander Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah is tipped to be appointed Navy Commander next week, Daily Mirror learns.

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who is set to retire next Tuesday (22) would be appointed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Rear Admiral Sinniah, who joined the Navy in 1982, also holds the post of Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet. He was the senior most naval officer to be in active combat operations at sea during the conflict with the LTTE separatists.

Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Wijegunaratne, who was appointed Navy Commander in July 2015 had his term extended by six month on February 22 this year by the President.

Vice Admiral Wijegunaratna will replace the incumbent Chief of Defence Staff General Crisanthe De Silva, who is also set to retire on Tuesday.

General De Silva is to be offered a diplomatic post soon. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 14

  • SF Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:12 PM

    This is great. He is the most deserving officer in the Navy to hold this position.

    Snowy Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:15 PM

    This is get news. This is the way to go. Thank you, Sri, we are all one and the same.

    Be Fair Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:18 PM

    Congratulations.Another warrior/Patriot produced by the "Best School of All"

    ceylon Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:19 PM

    dont give diplomatic posts for none diplomats.militarymen learned war not diplomacy.dont insult serving diplomats by appointing out siders for corrupt politicians needs. via DM Android App

    DonBosco Friday, 18 August 2017 01:06 AM

    Yahapalana lot came to power pledging not to appoint anybody other than career diplomats to diplomatic positions. Have they forgotten it?

    Damitha Friday, 18 August 2017 05:39 AM

    Refreshing to hear the news under Yahapalanaya.

    Vajira Friday, 18 August 2017 09:32 AM

    Great. It is said that some of the successful air raids during the war were planned by an officer of Tamil origin who hailed from Thondamannar.

    mali Friday, 18 August 2017 12:58 PM

    He is from kandy a Trinitian

    yahiya Friday, 18 August 2017 09:48 AM

    Entire country is happy to see as navy commander. You deserve it You done the good job to mother country.

    Karu Friday, 18 August 2017 10:08 AM

    Happy to see a Tamil man in that post after end of civil war

    lkboy Friday, 18 August 2017 10:16 AM

    good to see a Tamil person become a commander.

    sach Friday, 18 August 2017 01:29 PM

    He was a former US embassy staffer. SL must be the only country where former US embassy people are given such a top post!

    asankaherath1983 Friday, 18 August 2017 01:44 PM

    this is one of my dream and wish ,now got through,actually he should be the next commander of sri lanka navy.god has blessed him now

    Shyamon Jayasinghe Saturday, 19 August 2017 08:03 PM

    දෙයක් වේ නම් යම් එය සුදුස්සාට ම ලැබිය යුතුමය -හුණුවටයේ කතාව

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