Commodore Ranjith Premarathna assumed duties as the Deputy Area Commander (DAC) of the Southern Naval Command and Commandant of the naval establishment, SLNS Nipuna yesterday (24th July). On a related note, Commodore Hasitha Gamage who previously held the above two positions handed over the official duties pertinent to those appointments to his successor.
Further, both the incoming and outgoing DACs called on the Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera and held cordial discussions as well. Subsequently the outgoing Deputy Area Commander, Commodore Gamage was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval tradition after being congratulated by fellow naval officers. The Commander Southern Naval Area and a host of officers were also present on this occasion.
Assumes duties as Deputy Area Commander (South)
Assumes duties as Commandant, SLNS Nipuna