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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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  • Sarath Kuragama Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:38 AM

    Heartiest Congratulations - Sarath K

    Neil Jayaweera Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:19 AM

    He showed the quality to be Navay Commander well in advance.
    Jayanath is not only a competent Naval Officer - He is a Quality Gentleman.

    sach Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:08 AM

    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.

    CG Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:55 AM

    All rounder and well respected. All the Best Jayanath! - Very happy about you! Former Pilot Colombo Harbour

    Ajith Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:55 AM

    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...

    Medusa Tuesday, 25 September 2012 01:44 AM

    Lucky fellow, he has only to tackle TN fish poachers. Good luck to him anyway.

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:32 AM

    The question is why tamils are not recruited like they once were even at the bottom ranks?

    Prof. S. Abayakoon Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:20 AM

    Congratulations Jayanath. I am so proud for you as well as for our school, St. Sylvesters

    Asanka Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:23 AM

    Great Selection!!!!!
    All the best sir

    dilu Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:24 AM

    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.

    Nihal Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:06 AM

    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.

    Shace-UK Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:14 PM

    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.

    නිෂාන් Wednesday, 26 September 2012 02:59 AM

    මාගේ සුභ පැතුම්.

    Dhammaloka Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:05 AM

    Well said,

    Em Tuesday, 25 September 2012 04:15 AM

    Not trying to be racist, but why can't the president appoint a Muslim or a Tamil officer for that post??

    reader Tuesday, 25 September 2012 04:15 AM

    Finally a good selection pudumai

    Sampath Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:07 AM

    Congratulation sir

    Ex Lcom liya Thursday, 27 September 2012 07:15 AM

    Great selection...,Heartiest congratulations &all the best sir..,

    citizen Tuesday, 25 September 2012 04:45 AM

    an officer and gentleman par excellence...........an intelligent officer also an outstanding sportsman.........rare breed........
    .........congratulations.....

    Duli Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:15 AM

    I thought Rear Admiral S. M. B. Weerasekera was more suitable considering his role during the war...

    Kenneth Livera Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:43 AM

    Heartiest Congratulations and all the very best.

    Kenneth L.

    Ajith Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:27 AM

    I dont think there are Tamils in the Forces ...Correct me if I am wrong...

    Athula Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:26 AM

    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

    Student Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:33 AM

    Tri forces and Police..Our guardians.. my heart felt congratulations sir...

    Kalinga Friday, 02 November 2012 12:41 PM

    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)

    jayantha keerthising Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:46 AM

    congratulations '****

    jayantha k.


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