Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathne

Sri Lanka Navy today (11th March 2022) bade farewell to Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathne who retired from his distinguished naval service that spanned over 34 years.

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne along with the Board of Management extended best wishes to the retiring senior officer who is celebrating his 55th birthday today. Thereupon, Rear Admiral Senarathne was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions. As the customary event drew to a close, fellow naval officers made their formal farewells to the retiring senior officer, before he was sent off in a motorcade amidst the cheers of naval personnel.

Rear Admiral Senarathne joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 05th intake of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in 1987 and held Command appointments of a number of ships and establishments. Among some of the key appointments he held during 34 years of naval service Naval Officer in Charge – Welisara Naval Complex, Deputy Director Naval Operations, Deputy Director Maritime Special Forces, Deputy Director Maritime Surveillance, Head of Naval Research Wing, Deputy Area Commander North Central Naval Area, Assistant Director Naval Policy and Plan, Deputy Area Commander Northern Naval Area and Port Facility Security Officer – Kankasanthurai, Deputy Area Commander Western Naval Area and Port Facility Security Officer – Colombo, Director General Administration and Commander Northwestern and North Central Naval Areas stood prominently .