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The term of office of newly appointed Navy Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah, who turned 55 on September 26, had only been extended by one month by President Maithripala Sirisena, sources said.

Although the President has the power to extend the tenure of the Navy Commander by another year he has only been granted a one month extension which would now expire on October 26.

The sources said it was yet too early to say whether the Navy Commander's term would be extended further after his term expires.

Vice Admiral Sinniah was appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by the President on August 22, 2017.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • ANTON Monday, 02 October 2017 09:35 AM

    CAN'T WE APPLY THE SAME RULE FOR THE OLD PARLIAMENTARIANS TOO.

    Dhammika Monday, 02 October 2017 09:45 AM

    LETS HOPE THAT HE WILL GET AN EXTENSION FOR A YEAR .!

    ranmala Monday, 02 October 2017 12:25 PM

    No way its not going to happen as the navy chief will not dance to the tune of MY3

    Perumal Monday, 02 October 2017 01:51 PM

    If he approves a certain naval purchase for several billions from a big country, then a further extension could be considered. Not otherwise!!!

    Dee Monday, 02 October 2017 10:01 AM

    So the new ship is being purchased?

    Ajith Monday, 02 October 2017 10:02 AM

    Russian ship ran him over.

    SAM Monday, 02 October 2017 10:13 AM

    Honor your duty, Honor your country. Do not follow to the fancy of others.

    Potta Harry Monday, 02 October 2017 10:16 AM

    This is an insult.

    rew Monday, 02 October 2017 12:33 PM

    MS is more interested in the fate of his party. This is an insult to the Navy.

    sacre blieu Monday, 02 October 2017 10:28 AM

    Intriguing.

    Nina Kamal Monday, 02 October 2017 10:40 AM

    This is just a joke for this jesters sitting in the parliament!!! Sorry state of affairs!!! He rather get out and move on with his life than!!!

    De Silva Monday, 02 October 2017 10:53 AM

    Pnishment for not recommending the purchase of the Russian Ship ??

    SOME OTHER PURCHASE OVER RULED ? Monday, 02 October 2017 12:48 PM

    Is it that some colsely connected Agent did not get the business of purchasing hardware for the Navy as this was termed "not required"

    Silver Monday, 02 October 2017 10:55 AM

    Why was he appointed earlier if he was not to be given a longer stint in the hot seat?Was it some kind of political gimmick to say that Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah was the first Naval Commander?Jokes abound with this government.

    Asoka Monday, 02 October 2017 11:15 AM

    Dear Sinnaiah, give your consent and stay for some years...

    Bala Monday, 02 October 2017 11:16 AM

    So earlier it was MIGs - now it is battleships. All at our expense - to battle whom ?

    Citizen Perera Monday, 02 October 2017 11:18 AM

    Good quality products last long in other parts of the world....unfortunately that does not apply in this isle of paradise

    SWofia Monday, 02 October 2017 11:18 AM

    So the deferred cabinet paper will come up with new recommendation from New Navy Commander.

    Nic Monday, 02 October 2017 12:34 PM

    Prez, PM and most of cabinet - LEAVE now, you guys are well past 55. Too old and too corrupt. Extend the term of this HERO to 60 years. When other service commanders are extended why not him, he deserves it.

    AA Monday, 02 October 2017 12:35 PM

    sad

    Gune Monday, 02 October 2017 12:46 PM

    Why was he appointed at all???What can any commander do in 3 months. Is this some kind of nasty joke or is there something sinister brewing. Yahapalanaya your slip is showing!!!!

    DillonDP Monday, 02 October 2017 12:52 PM

    Ohh Maithree you fox

    sanjeeva Monday, 02 October 2017 12:53 PM

    Mr President be bold and courageous.Who is behind this - Maha sanga or suppliers or SLPP

    Ananda Monday, 02 October 2017 01:04 PM

    MS is only interested in purchasing the controversial battle ship from Ukraine surpassing the MIG deal kickbacks though Travis rejected the deal. via DM Android App

    Hautaum Monday, 02 October 2017 01:08 PM

    His post is political propaganda for internationals

    ananda Monday, 02 October 2017 01:26 PM

    We knew this would happen to him because as the commander he rejected the deal of this purchase due to heavy kickbacks by interested parties. via DM Android App

    pseudo appointment Monday, 02 October 2017 01:34 PM

    By this pseudo appointment - one can say - " You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." -- Abraham Lincoln

    vithura Monday, 02 October 2017 02:13 PM

    So, this was all done to window dress and show the world that everything was hunky dory in SL, albeit just for a couple of months.

    ceylon Monday, 02 October 2017 02:27 PM

    may be he talk sonethibg iritate field martial fonseka. via DM Android App

    basicburn Monday, 02 October 2017 02:38 PM

    The brightest flame burns quickest via DM Android App

    lion Monday, 02 October 2017 02:43 PM

    Hope and pray this valiant soldier is given a another term.Let the county benefit from this great and talented solider.

    nick Monday, 02 October 2017 02:43 PM

    my3 with so much promises but delivered absolutely nothing that benefited the economy via DM Android App

    Mason Monday, 02 October 2017 06:19 PM

    Being born a Tamil in Sri Lanka is a severe drawback.


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