Former Commander of the Navy Admiral DAMR Samarasekera (Retired) passed away

The twelfth (12th) Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Admiral DAMR Samarasekera (Retired) passed away on 23rd December 2022. He was one of the distinguished Commanders who led the Sri Lanka Navy in its glorious history.

He joined the Royal Ceylon Navy as Sub Lieutenant under the Direct Entry scheme on 23rd June 1971. The senior officer held office from 16th November 1992 to 27th January 1997, as the 12th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy. In recognition of his service in the Royal Ceylon Navy and Sri Lanka Navy, the senior officer has been awarded with service medals including the Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya.

Late Admiral DAMR Samarasekera was born in the year 1948. His remains will lie at a private funeral parlour in Borella on 30th December to pay last respects and the funeral of the senior naval officer will be held with full of service honours in compliance with naval traditions at the General Cemetery, Borella on 31st December.