Appointment of new Navy Commander
August 18, 2017 10:15 am
Eastern Naval Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed as the new Commander of Sri Lanka Navy.
He will accordingly be taking over the reigns from his predecessor Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who formally assumed his duties as Navy Commander on July 11, 2015.
His tenure is scheduled to end on August 22, 2017, and the new Commander will accordingly assume his duties on the same day.
Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah will become the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.
He received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (18), the President’s Media Division reported.
Secretary to the President Austin Fernando and Defense Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne had also been present on this momentous occasion.
Travis Sinniah joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1982, and has been awarded a number of medals, including the Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya, Rana Wickrama, Ranashura (three times) and Uttama Seva.