Rear Admiral Prasanna Hewage takes over command of Southern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Prasanna Hewage takes over command of Southern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Prasanna Hewage takes over command of Southern Naval Area

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Apr, 2021 | 7:48 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Rear Admiral Prasanna Hewage assumed office as Commander Southern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on Tuesday (27th April 2021).

Prior to taking over duties in the new appointment, Rear Admiral Prasanna Hewage was at Navy Headquarters, discharging duties as Director-General Administration.

The incoming Commander was warmly received to the Southern Naval Command, according a guard of honour in compliance with naval traditions. Meanwhile, his predecessor, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera, relinquished his duties upon handing over them to the newly appointed Commander of Southern Naval Area.

In the meantime, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera was also accorded a guard of honour signifying his departure, after he received well wishes from officers and sailors of Southern Naval Command.

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