Written by Zulfick Farzan
21 Mar, 2021 | 1:45 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Upon relinquishment of duties to which he was committed over the past 36 years, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe retired from naval service on Sunday (21st March 2021).
The outgoing officer who is celebrating his 55th birthday, was overwhelmed by warm wishes received from Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Board of Management.
Subsequently, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe was accorded a Guard of Honour in compliance with naval traditions before the customary naval send-off ceremony saw fellow naval officers making their formal farewells to the senior officer who left through the portals of Navy Headquarters in motorcade amidst the cheers of senior and junior sailors.
Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe who joined Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 13th intake in the year 1985, has held a number of significant appointments such as; Director Naval Welfare, Commandant SLNS Nipuna, Deputy Area Commander Southern and Northern Naval Areas, Director Naval Personnel, Commander Southeastern Naval Area, Director General Services, Director General Administration, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, Commander Western Naval Area, Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff during his illustrious naval career, rendering an admirable service to the organization.
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