Rear Admiral Mahinda Mahawatta assumes charge as Commander Southeastern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Mahinda Mahawatta took over duties as Commander Southeastern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on 04th March 2022.

Prior to this appointment Rear Admiral Mahawatta held office as Director General Services at the Navy Headquarters. The new Area Commander was warmly received according him a Guard of Honour in compliance with naval traditions. Thereupon, his predecessor, Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake officially handed over the duties and responsibilities to Rear Admiral Mahawatta at the Command Headquarters.

Meanwhile, the former Area Commander, Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake was congratulated by officers and sailors of the Southeastern Naval Command before he look leave from the premises upon receipt of a Guard of Honour.