Rear Admiral Niraja Atygalle assumes duties as Commander Eastern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Niraja Atygalle assumed duties as the newly appointed Commander Eastern Naval Area today (12 March). His predecessor, Rear Admiral Nimal Sarathsena formally handed over the duties of the position to the incoming Area Commander at his office located at Naval Dockyard.

Rear Admiral Atygalle was accorded a Guard of Honour and received to the Eastern Naval Command and a similar formation followed suit to honour the outgoing Rear Admiral Nimal Sarathsena after he was congratulated by fellow officers of the Eastern Naval Command. Deputy Area Commander Commodore Meril Sudarshana, Heads of Departments and a number of senior officers also attended the occasion.