Commodore Priyantha Perera takes over command of Southern Naval Area

Commodore Priyantha Perera assumed office as Commander Southern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on 31st July 2020.

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Kassapa Paul who previously held the office, relinquished his duties upon handing over them to the newly appointed Commander of Southern Naval Area. Prior to take over duties in the new appointment, Commodore Priyantha Perera was at Navy Headquarters, discharging duties as Director Naval Operations.

The incoming Commander was warmly received to the Southern Naval Command, according a guard of honour in compliance with naval traditions and the same gesture followed suit to bid farewell to Rear Admiral Kassapa Paul who took leave from the premises upon receipt of well wishes from officers and sailors of Southern Naval Command.