Admiral H.A. Silva, VSV, ndc, psc - Sri Lanka Navy
01.11.1986 to 31.10.1991
Born in 1936 and appointed as a Cadet Officer in the Royal Ceylon Navy in 12.10.1953 and done the training at BRNC, Dartmouth, U.K. He was promoted to Midshipman in 1955, Sub Lieutenant in 1956, Lieutenant in 1958, Lieutenant Commander in 1966 and Commander in 1973. Then promoted to the rank of Captain in 1978, Commodore in 1983. He was the first Chief of Staff to be promoted to Rear Admiral in 1986. Then promoted to Vice Admiral on appointment to Command and Admiral upon retirement on 31st October 1991.
Awarded Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya medal.