Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardena bids adieu to Navy

The Director General Training, Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardena bade farewell to his 36-year-long illustrious naval career today (20 April). The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe along with Director Generals of the Navy extended best wishes to the retiring officer who is celebrating his 55th birthday today.

Thereupon, Rear Admiral Gunawardena 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 Gunawardena who was sent off mounted on a decorated vehicle amidst cheers.

Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardena joined Sri Lanka Navy as an officer of the 03rd intake of Kotelawala Defence University in 1982. He rendered a noble service to the Navy holding a number of key appointments as Commander North Central Naval Area, Deputy Area Commander Southern Naval Area, Commandant Naval & Maritime Academy and Director Naval Victualling & Clothing.