Command of Eastern Naval Area changes hands: Rear Admiral Jayarathne assumes office

Command of Eastern Naval Area changes hands: Rear Admiral Jayarathne assumes office

Command of Eastern Naval Area changes hands: Rear Admiral Jayarathne assumes office

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

16 Feb, 2021 | 2:33 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Rear Admiral Y.N. Jayarathne on Monday (Feb. 15) assumed office as the Commander – Eastern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Navy said.

Rear Admiral Jayarathne held office as Director General Operations at the Navy Headquarters prior to being appointed as Commander Eastern Naval Area.

The incoming Area Commander was received at the Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee according him a Guard of Honour in compliance with time honoured naval traditions.

Subsequently, his predecessor, Rear Admiral Ruwan Perera officially handed over duties and responsibilities pertinent to the appointment, to Rear Admiral Jayarathne.

In the same vein, Rear Admiral Ruwan Perera was too accorded a Guard of Honour in precision with naval customs, before he bade adieu to the Eastern Naval Command, where subordinate officers extended best wishes to the outgoing Commander.

Image courtesy: Sri Lanka Navy

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