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Daya Sandagiri

Daya Sandagiri
Allegiance Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Navy
Years of service 1973- 2006
Rank Admiral
Commands held Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy
Battles/wars Sri Lankan Civil War
Awards Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya, Uttama Seva Padakkama, Purna Bhoomi Padakkama

Daya W. K. Sandagiri was the 14th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy. He was Born and bred in Veyangoda, Admiral Sandagiri had his education at St. Mary's Maha Vidyalaya, Veyangoda and Kegalu Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalle. He was enlisted in the then Royal Ceylon Navy on 14 November 1966 and was in the first batch of Naval Cadets to join the renowned Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on July 1, 1969 and was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the navy as a Sub-Lieutenant on 1 July 1973.

He was appointed Chief of Defense Staff[1] with the rank of admiral on September 1, 2005.[2]


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  2. ^ [1], President appoints new Navy Commander [30 Dec 2000],
Military offices
Preceded by
L. P. Balagalle
Chief of the Defence Staff
Succeeded by
Donald Perera
Preceded by
H. C. A. C. Thisera
Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
Succeeded by
Wasantha Karannagoda

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