Rear Admiral DKP Dassanayake retires from naval service

On completion of distinguished career spanning over 33 years in Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral DKP Dassanayake retired from naval service today (16th February 2021).

The retiring senior officer who is celebrating his 55th birthday today received warm wishes from Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Director Generals before he was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions. Subsequently, fellow naval officers made their formal farewells to the retiring senior officer who was sent off amidst the cheers of senior and junior sailors wishing him fair winds and following seas.

Having joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1987, Rear Admiral DKP Dassanayake has rendered a noble service during his illustrious naval career. He has held office as Navy Media Coordinator for about 04 years from January 2006 to August 2009. Among other significant assignments he held; Director Naval Inspectorate, Head of Cyber Security Cell, Director (Coordinating) at Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, Director Naval Victualling and Clothing, Tri Forces Coordinating Officer at Disaster Management Centre, Director Logistic Management Cell and Commander Northwestern Naval Area stood prominent.