Navy bids farewell to Admiral Piyal De Silva

Admiral Piyal De Silva who was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy on 01st January 2019 bade farewell his illustrious naval career today (15th July 2020).

A dignified formal ceremony at the Commander’s office in the Navy Headquarters today saluted the outgoing Navy Chief Admiral Piyal De Silva in accordance with military traditions after he handed over the duties of the position to his successor, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.

Subsequently, the senior officer, who retired on completion of 36 years of illustrious naval career, 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, senior and junior sailors, making a street line, bade farewell to Admiral Piyal De Silva who was sent off mounted on a decorated vehicle amidst cheers.