Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Nishantha Samarasinghe
Rear Admiral Nishantha Samarasinghe today (12th April 2021) retired from naval service, upon completion of his distinguished career spanning over 34 years in the Navy.
The outgoing senior officer who is celebrating his 55th birthday today was received warm wishes from Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Board of Management before he was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions. Thereupon, fellow naval officers made their formal farewells to the retiring senior officer who then took leave from the Navy headquarters in a motorcade amidst the cheers of senior and junior sailors.
Rear Admiral Nishantha Samarasinghe joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1986 as an officer cadet of the 14th intake and rendered a prominent service to the organization. He has also held key appointments such as Director Naval Electrical & Electronic Engineering (P&U), Director Naval Electrical & Electronic Engineering (System), Commodore Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department (West), Director Naval Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Fleet, Weapon & Electronic) as well as Director General Electrical & Electronic Engineering during his illustrious naval career.