Navy Commander’s service extended

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued incumbent Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe with a six-month service extension, according to sources at the Presidential Secretariat.

The Commander reached the age of retirement of 55 on November 19.

Vice Admiral Ranasinghe is the 22nd Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy and assumed duties on October 26. His predecessor, Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah, however, only received a two-month extension in his post as Navy Commander, having reached the age of retirement. 

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