Afloat Command secures first place in Inter-Command Drill Competition - 2023

The Inter-Command Drill Competition - 2023 was successfully held at the main parade ground of SLNS Nipuna on 08th and 09th November 2023. The final round of the competition was graced by Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Chinthaka Kumarasinghe, as the Chief Guest. In a display of precision and synchronized excellence, Afloat Command emerged as the champion in the Inter-Command Drill Competition – 2023.

Nine (09) teams representing the Afloat, Southern, Eastern, Northern, Western, Southeastern, North Central, Northwestern and Training Commands and one (01) team representing women sailors took part in the eleventh (11) edition of Inter Command Drill Competition held this year.

Accordingly, the overall championship of Inter-Command Drill Competition was won by the Afloat Command. Meanwhile, the women team clinched the runner-up title and the second runner-up slot was secured by the Southern Naval Command. The trophy for the Best Commander of the competition was won by Lieutenant Naveen Hettiarachchi from the Afloat Command. Ordinary Seaman RMJN Rathnayake was awarded as the Naval Person with Best Drills.

Officers and Drill Instructors from each Naval Command, Drill Instructors of sister services and sailors were also present on this occasion to witness this thrilling competition.