The Director Naval Dental Services, Rear Admiral Hemachandra Kularathna bade farewell to his 27-year-long illustrious naval career today (10th October). Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva along with Director Generals of the Navy extended best wishes to the retiring officer who is celebrating his 60th birthday today.
Thereupon, Rear Admiral Kularathna was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions. After, the fellow naval officers made their formal farewells to the retiring senior officer, the senior and junior sailors, making a street line, bade farewell to Rear Admiral Kularathna who was sent off amidst cheers.
Rear Admiral Hemachandra Kularathna joined Sri Lanka Navy as an officer of the Direct Entry in 1991. During his service, he rendered a noble service to the Navy holding a number of key appointments as Command Dental Officer (Eastern), Command Dental Officer (Western) and Deputy Director Naval Dental Service.