Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana
Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana retired from naval service today (03rd November 2022), upon relinquishment of duties to which he was committed for nearly 35 years in the Sri Lanka Navy.
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Board of Management extended warm wishes to Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana who is celebrating his 55th birthday today. Subsequently, he was accorded a Guard of Honour in compliance with naval traditions before the customary naval send-off ceremony saw fellow naval officers making their formal farewells to the senior officer who left through the portals of the Navy Headquarters in motorcade amidst the cheers.
Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 17th intake in the year 1987. During his illustrious career, he has held a number of command appointment onboard Fast Attack Craft and ships as well as in naval establishments. Among some of the other key appointment he held; Head of Naval Research Wing, Acting Director Naval (Weapon), Acting Director Naval Victualing and Clothing, Director Naval Personnel, Commandant of Naval and Maritime Academy, Director Naval Operations, Director Marine Special Forces, Director Naval Foreign Co-operation and Director Naval Maritime Surveillance and Director General Operations stood prominent.