Rear Admiral Meril Sudarshana assumes duties as Commander Western Naval Area

Rear Admiral Meril Sudarshana assumed duties as Commander Western Naval Area at the Command Headquarters today (15th January 2021).

Accordingly, his predecessor Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe handed over the duties and responsibilities of the appointment to Rear Admiral Sudarshana at the Command Headquarters located at Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Rangalla. Prior to take over duties in the new appointment, Rear Admiral Sudarshana was discharging duties as Minister (Defence) to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C, USA.

The incoming Commander was warmly received to the Western Naval Command, according a guard of honour in compliance with naval traditions and the same gesture followed suit to bid farewell to Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe who took leave from the premises upon receipt of well wishes from officers and sailors of Western Naval Command.