Travis Sinniah, new Navy Commander | Daily News

Travis Sinniah, new Navy Commander

Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Eastern Area, Rear Admiral Travis Jeremy Liyanduru Sinniah is to be appointed Commander of Sri Lanka Navy. He will succeed Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who is to be appointed Chief of Defence Staff.

An old student of Trinity College Kandy, Sinniah joined the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee as a cadet in 1982 and graduated in 1986.

Sinniah is a front line officer who served in all the Squadrons in the Navy and held the prominent appointments including Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet, The Commandant Naval and Maritime Academy and Deputy Area Commander East.

He represented the Navy at various international seminars and conferences.

The new Navy Commander is a battle hardened officer who has been awarded and re-awarded for valour and gallantry.

He led the Naval Task Force in the destruction of all ten LTTE “warehouse ships”. This operation “Sagara Balaya” was the turning point of the war against the LTTE and was the beginning of its end. 

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