Rear Admiral Mahesh De Silva honoured in send-off salute

Relinquishing duties to which he was committed over 32 years, Rear Admiral Mahesh De Silva retired from naval service today (12th April 2024).

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, flanked by the Navy’s Board of Management, extended warm wishes to the retiring naval officer who is celebrating his 55th birthday today. Thereupon, Rear Admiral Silva was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions, before fellow naval officers making their formal farewells to the outgoing senior officer, appreciative of his service. Subsequently, he was sent off in a motorcade through the portals of Navy Headquarters, amidst cheers.

Rear Admiral Mahesh De Silva joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 21st intake in 1991. Throughout his distinguished career, the senior officer has occupied various commanding roles at both establishments and ships. Among some of the other key appointments he held; Senior Staff Officer (Local Training), Deputy Director Naval Personnel, Deputy Director Naval Training, Naval Officer in Charge (Hambantota), Deputy Area Commander (South), Naval Officer in Charge (Welisara), Deputy Area Commander (East), ( Director General (Naval and Air Operations) and Commander Southeastern Naval Area stood prominent.