Jayantha Perera promoted to the rank of Admiral

Vice Admiral Jayantha PereraPresident Maithripala Sirisena, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has promoted the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera to the rank of Admiral with effect from 09th July 2015, the Navy media unit said.

Admiral Jayantha Perera has been decorated with Rana Wickrama  Padakkama for gallantry and awarded with many other medals that include Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya and Utthama Seva Padakkama.

Successive Commanders of the Navy have issued him with ‘Letters of Commendation’ for his exceptional execution of duties and achievements in numerous fields. He  assumed duties as the 19th Commander of the Navy on 01st July  2014. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. When Rajapaksa promoted someone it was a crime and was grilled at FCID. BUT Sirisena can do the same just before the election.

    • There are no allegation levelled any Srisens because the candidate he promoted is not accused of war crimes. Simple as that.

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