Sri Lanka to get first Tamil military leader in 50 years

A member of Sri Lanka's Tamil ethnic minority is set to head a branch of its military for the first time in 50 years. Vice Admiral Travis Sinnaiah is taking charge of Sri Lanka's navy after a highly decorated career.

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    A member of Sri Lanka's Tamil ethnic minority is set to head a branch of its military for the first time in 50 years. Vice Admiral Travis Sinnaiah is taking charge of Sri Lanka's navy after a highly decorated career.

    His appointment is seen as an important step in post-war Sri Lanka, but Tamil parties say the government must do more.

     

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.


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