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New Navy Commander appointed

Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena today.
He received the letter of appointment from the President at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.
Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva was appointed as the Navy Commander after he was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral. The new navy commander will commence his duties from January 1.
Rear Admiral De Silva held the post as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from July 2, 2018 before he was appointed as the Commander of the Navy.
Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne and the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando were present on this occasion.
Meanwhile, his predecessor Vice Admiral Sirimewan Ranasinghe made his retirement yesterday. Ranasinghe was appointed to his position on October 26, 2017 and was on a service extension when make the retirement. He has been granted a service promotion to the rank of Admiral at his retirement.
President Maithripala Sirisena also congratulated to the retiring Navy Commander today.

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