President 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)