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Jayanath Colombage new Navy Commander

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Eastern Naval Commander Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage will assume duties as the new Navy Commander on Wednesday replacing Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, informed sources said.

Prior to the final selection, the names of Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage , Rear Admiral S. M. B. Weerasekera and Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera were considered by the Ministry of Defence, they said.

Meanwhile Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake who is to retire tomorrow was promoted to the rank of Admiral by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka Navy accorded a 48-member Guard of Honour to the newly-promoted Admiral upon his arrival at the Naval Headquarters yesterday.

Admiral Dissanayake is the 17th naval officer to reach the helm of the Naval Service. He assumed duties as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy on January 15 last year. (Supun Dias)

 
 

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-7+14 # Sarath Kuragama 2012-09-25 06:08
Heartiest Congratulations - Sarath K
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-5+10 # Medusa 2012-09-25 07:14
Lucky fellow, he has only to tackle TN fish poachers. Good luck to him anyway.
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-3+10 # Asanka 2012-09-25 08:53
Great Selection!!!!!
All the best sir
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-2+9 # reader 2012-09-25 09:45
Finally a good selection pudumai
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-20+4 # Em 2012-09-25 09:45
Not trying to be racist, but why can't the president appoint a Muslim or a Tamil officer for that post??
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-3+11 # Ajith 2012-09-25 10:57
I dont think there are Tamils in the Forces ...Correct me if I am wrong...
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-0+2 # Shace-UK 2012-09-25 17:44
There are mate.... i know few muslims who work for Sri Lankan Army inteligence wing, specially because they are good in both tamil & sinhalese when it comes to comunication, and i believe there should be tamils in forces as well.
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-1+18 # sach 2012-09-25 11:38
selecting an army head or navy head is not a cultural variety show. The suitable persons should come from bottom to top ranks with experience and capability. That is the criteria not race. If there is a tamil, muslim or burgher among the candidates, he will get it.
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-10+2 # buffaloa citizen 2012-09-25 12:02
The question is why tamils are not recruited like they once were even at the bottom ranks?
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-0+5 # Ajith 2012-09-25 15:28
Fair enough... its a two sided knife... One is the question of equality, why tamils were not treat equally when recruiting for forces, Second is, if we have recruited, we would have fought a war within the forces....So its tricky...
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-1+1 # Ajith 2012-09-25 15:25
Sach,

Understood.. But what I tried to say is, that I think, we dont have tamils in the forces, so it is not possible for us to appoint a Tamil to the post...
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-1+1 # Dhammaloka 2012-09-26 13:35
Well said,
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-1+9 # citizen 2012-09-25 10:15
an officer and gentleman par excellence...........an intelligent officer also an outstanding sportsman.........rare breed........
.........congratulations .....
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-5+3 # Duli 2012-09-25 10:45
I thought Rear Admiral S. M. B. Weerasekera was more suitable considering his role during the war...
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-1+7 # Athula 2012-09-25 10:56
Our warmest congratulations to the newly appointed Naval Chief Rear Admiral J Colambage - he is truly an officer & a fine gentleman - 3 cheer to U
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-1+4 # Student 2012-09-25 11:03
Tri forces and Police..Our guardians.. my heart felt congratulations sir...
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-1+5 # jayantha keerthising 2012-09-25 11:16
congratulations '****

jayantha k.
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-0+2 # Nihal 2012-09-25 12:36
Both he and Weerasekara are buddies, friends and school mates. I am truly happy because I attended to the same school where Jayanath and Weerasekara studied My hats off to both of them for their success in Sri Lanka Navy.
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-0+3 # Kenneth Livera 2012-09-25 14:13
Heartiest Congratulations and all the very best.

Kenneth L.
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-0+2 # CG 2012-09-25 15:25
All rounder and well respected. All the Best Jayanath! - Very happy about you! Former Pilot Colombo Harbour
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-0+4 # Prof. S. Abayakoon 2012-09-26 06:50
Congratulations Jayanath. I am so proud for you as well as for our school, St. Sylvesters
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-0+1 # dilu 2012-09-26 06:54
Congratulations ,,!!, a very good selection.. It's heartening to see two buddies from st . Sylvester's vying for the post. Good luck to both of you.
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-0+1 # නිෂාන් 2012-09-26 08:29
මාගේ සුභ පැතුම්.
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-0+3 # Neil Jayaweera 2012-09-26 11:49
He showed the quality to be Navay Commander well in advance.
Jayanath is not only a competent Naval Officer - He is a Quality Gentleman.
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-0+2 # Sampath 2012-09-26 14:37
Congratulation sir
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-0+2 # Ex Lcom liya 2012-09-27 12:45
Great selection...,Heartiest congratulations &all the best sir..,
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-0+1 # Kalinga 2012-11-02 18:11
Congrats Jayanath. Good luck for your term in office. Hope you will make whole St Sylvester's Community proud. Also glad to hear that next two top officers are also from St Sylvester's College Kandy ( Rear Admoral SMB Weerasekara and Rear Admiral Kithsiri Weerakoon)
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