New Defence Chief assumes duties

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 September 2004, 14:27 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Navy Commander Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri Wednesday assumed duties as the Chief of Defence Staff. He becomes the first Navy officer to the hold the post of Chief of Defence Staff. He will be in charge of the Joint Operations Headquarters (JOH).

Vice Admiral Sandagiri was officially appointed Chief of Defence Staff on September 8. However he assumed office on September 15.

Speaking at the event Vice Admiral Sandagiri expressed confidence that peaceful resolution to the northeast ethnic conflict can be found through negotiation and that conflict cannot resolved by military means.

 

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