President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed the Eastern Naval Commander Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah, as new Navy Commander at the President's Official Residence, the Government Information Department said.
“Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah, who has served Sri Lanka Navy with immense loyalty for many decades, took office as the Navy Commander today,” President Maithripala Sirisena tweeted.
The Secretary to the President Austin Fernando and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne also participated at the occasion.
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.
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who is set to retire next Tuesday (22) would be appointed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). (Chaturanga Pradeep)
Pix by President Media
Comments - 8
lokka Friday, 18 August 2017 01:38 PM
Raj Nathan Friday, 18 August 2017 02:56 PM
Wake up Weerawansa, . Mahanayakers. What are your comments? Majority feels JUSTICE done. Well done Hon President. Whether White,black ,brown or yellow you have given the post to the rightly deserving person. Ringo star
ari Friday, 18 August 2017 06:58 PM
Why do you have to drag the Mahanayake's into this and insult Buddhism, you idiot.
sumanuadge Friday, 18 August 2017 04:27 PM
All such appointments must be made on seniority plus merits. Excellent work
Bala Friday, 18 August 2017 05:48 PM
So we have two Navy Commanders till Tuesday when Ravi W retires ! Queer.
Nimal Friday, 18 August 2017 06:17 PM
jaliya_ Friday, 18 August 2017 07:34 PM
Yeah...... now we can get Ravindra to put a ""PRESS"" shirt..... and arm the new guy with a stick.
k.Soysa Friday, 18 August 2017 08:48 PM
For ONCE, we see justice and fair-play. For the first time since the late Rudra Rajasingham was appointed I.G.P. the country has a Tamil as the C.O of a major arm of the Armed Forces. Well done all.
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.