Oct 19, 2017

New position to Navy for the first time

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has appointed Captain Sanath Pitigala a the Senior Coordinating Officer of the Navy.

This new position created by the Navy Commander to oversee social service activities, will function directly under his purview. This is the first time in history such a position has been created.

According to the Presidents policy statement, kidney disease prevention, creating a healthy and knowledgeable young generation, environmental protection and improving efficiency of social services of the Navy affiliated to the Presidential Task Force, were on his agenda and this unit was established accordingly.

Further, the project to distribute Thalassemia infusion machines, project to rehabilitate archeologically significant temples, development of schools in difficult areas and preservation of coastal areas, marine environment and prioritising other social services activities and expediting these activities, are responsibilities entrusted upon this new position.