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|Vice Admiral A.H.A De Silva, VSV, ndc, psc
- Sri Lanka Navy
01.06.1983 to 31.10.1986
Born in 1931 and appointed as a Cadet Officer in the Ceylon Royal Navy in 01.09.1950 with first Cadet Entry intake. He has done his Cadet training at BRNC, Dartmouth. He was promoted to Midshipman in 1951 and confirmed as a Sub Lieutenant in 1953. In 1958 he proceeded to U.K. for a course specializing in communications. From 1969-1970 he was attached to Ceylon High Commission in the U.K. as Services Attache. Then promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1963, Commander in 1970 and Captain in 1973. He was appointed as Coordinating Officer TAFII (East) while Naval Officer-in-Charge in Trincomalee and later Coordinating Officer, Polonnaruwa in 1971. After that appointed as Coordinator-in-Chief, Joint Services Special Operations Command (JOSSOP) in addition to duties as Commander of the Navy. Retired in 31st October 1986 and subsequently appointed as the Ambassador to Cuba.
Awarded Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya medal.