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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

Retiring Navy Commander– No extension, Only Promotion

Colombo, 26 October, (

Retiring Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been promoted to the rank of Admiral.

In the meantime, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Maithripala Sirisena has promoted the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah to the rank of Admiral with effect from 25th October 2017.

On completion of his distinguished naval career, the present Commander of the Navy, Admiral Travis Sinniah was set to retire from his naval service today (26).

Admiral Sinniah who retired from naval service today, was accorded a 48 member Guard of Honor prior to his departure.

He was sent off according to naval customs, mounted on a decorated vehicle amidst the cheers.

Earlier, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, appointed on 18th August 2017, Commander of Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah, as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.

Subsequently, breaking with convention, President Maithripala Sirisena extended Sinniah's service period as Commander by just one month, resulting in Sinniah's retirement on his 55th birthday, on 26 October 2017.

Admiral Sinniah has rendered a noble service to the Navy during his 35 years of unblemished naval career.

Admiral Sinniah received his primary education at Trinity College, and later at St. Joseph’s College had a star studded career in the Navy. Having joined as an Officer Cadet in 1982, he graduated and received a scholarship to the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth where he graduated in 1986.

Admiral Sinniah joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1982 as an Officer Cadet of the 11th intake and rendered an exceptional service in the name of the motherland.

- Asian Tribune -

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