Three (03) Naval Dental lady officers belong to the 02/2017 Direct Entry Intake and Six (06) Service Entry candidates of 01/ 2017 intakes were commissioned at a colourful passing out ceremony held at the main parade ground of the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on 11th May 2018 on completion of their training. Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral DNS Ulugetenna graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and took the salute. The occasion was also attended by Commandant Naval and Maritime Academy Commodore Kalana Jinadasa, Senior and junior officers, sailors and parents of the newly commissioned officers.
Those who excelled during training were presented with special awards in recognition of their outstanding performances. Midshipman KMAS Randima was adjudged as the best Direct Entry Lady Officer of the intake and Automobile Artificer I LC Manamperi was adjudged as the best Service Entry candidate of the intake.
Addressing the gathering, Commander Western Naval Area stated that the Navy expects officers who were commissioned today would maintain their discipline and assist the process of making the Navy professional and competent more than ever before, in order to safeguard the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the motherland while playing a pivotal role to discharge their service to a victorious Navy.