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New Navy Commander Travis Sinniah!

Rear Admiral Travis Jeramy Liyanduru Sinniah is tipped to be appointed as the next Navy Commander, according to Defence Ministry sources. Rear Admiral Sinniah is currently serving as the Eastern Province Naval Commander.

He is to receive his appointment letter from President Maithripala Sirisena at 9.30am today (18).

With Chief of Defence Staff General Chrishanthe de Silva scheduled to retire on August 21, current Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is expected to be appointed as the CDS, these sources added.

'American Agent’

Rear Admiral Sinniah is hailed as an officer who rendered a great service during the war in the North.

However, he was subjected to political vengeance during the previous regime branding him of being ‘Travis the American agent.’

Under those circumstances, he had left the Navy and resided in Australia but, with the establishment of the new regime, he returned to Sri Lanka and was re-established in service.