Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe assumes duties as Commander Western Naval Area

Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe assumed duties as the Commander Western Naval Area at the WNC Headquarters on 12th June 2019.

Accordingly, His predecessor, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne formally handed over the duties of the position to Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe at the Western Naval Command HQ located at SLNS Rangalla.

The incoming Area Commander was accorded a Guard of Honour and warmly received to the Western Naval Command and a similar formation followed suit to honour Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne after he was congratulated by fellow officers of the Western Naval Command. Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne is now serving as the Chief of Staff of the SL Navy.