Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva was promoted to the rank of Admiral with effect from today by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ahead of his retirement from service tomorrow (15 July).

He was appointed the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy on 1 January 2019  and is retiring after serving SLN for 36 years.

Admiral Piyal De Silva  made a farewell call on the President today.

He was also accorded a Guard of Honour at Naval Headquarters in Colombo this morning.

Guard of Honour at Naval Headquarters
Wishes from President