Differently-abled naval war hero further supported with a cash donation
The Sri Lanka Ex Service Persons Association in the UK, giving further boost to the welfare of a differently-abled naval war hero, donated a sum of Rs 425,000 to Petty Officer (PO) DS Ariyarathna at the Naval Headquarters yesterday (29th August). Accordingly, the cheque in this regard was presented to PO Ariyarathna under the auspices of the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva and member of the Sri Lanka Ex Service Persons Association in the UK Captain Mahen Abeysekara (Rted).
The Petty Officer who received this cash donation for his welfare is now retired from the naval service on medical recommendations, following severe injuries sustained during confrontation with the terrorists onboard Fast Attack Craft P465 in the sea area of Kankesanthurei.
The occasion was also attended by Acting Director General Services, Commodore Nilantha Heenatigala and Naval Assistant to the Commander of the Navy, Commodore Sujeewa Senavirathne.