Rear Admiral Merril Wickramasinghe assumes duties as Commander Northern Naval Area
 


Rear Admiral Merril Wickramasinghe assumed duties as the newly appointed Commander Northern Naval Area yesterday (25 February). His predecessor, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva formally handed over the duties of the position to the incoming Area Commander at his office located at SLNS Uththara.

Rear Admiral Wickramasinghe was accorded a Guard of Honour and warmly received to the Northern Naval Command and a similar formation followed suit to honour Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva who bade farewell to the Northern Naval Command after he was congratulated by fellow officers of the Northern Naval Command. Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva is expected to retire from the naval service today.