Senior sailors benefit from Navy's one-day workshop

Senior sailors from the Sri Lanka Navy participated in a one-day workshop, held at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium on 03rd May 2024. The workshop aimed at enhancing their skills and knowledge in various areas, was attended by branch head senior sailors, Master at Arms from ships and establishments, Mess Presidents from senior sailor messes, Master Drill Instructors from training establishments and Chief Instructors.

This initiative was organized based on insights gathered during the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy’s (MCPON) visits to the Western and Eastern Naval Commands from 24th January to 12th March 2024. Following the directives of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, the Directorate of Personnel had organized this one-day workshop.

In this session, the Director General Personnel presented a lecture on fostering positive attitudes. Additionally, senior sailors were briefed on the challenges confronting the Navy in the present-day context and were provided with strategies to effectively address them. Additionally, senior and junior officers conducted lectures on various topics, including sailor discipline, sailor recruitment, institutional manpower management, advancements, Navy welfare facilities, Summary Trails procedures and importance of maintaining divisional system. During the event, significant challenges encountered by senior sailors in carrying out their responsibilities were extensively deliberated. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, WMGA Kumara also delivered a lecture underscoring the critical nature of upholding sailor discipline.