Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage visited the Eastern Naval Area from 18 to 19 June 2014. He was accompanied by senior officers attached to the Naval Headquarters.
The Navy Commander was received by Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe on arrival.
Addressing the officers of the Eastern Naval Command and the Officer Under Trainees at the ‘Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda’ Auditorium on the evening of June 18, the Commander of the Navy emphasized the importance of becoming a maritime professional. He urged the officers to take on professional challenges as golden opportunities and strive hard to realize one’s full potential.
During his visit to the Eastern Naval Area, the Commander of the Navy declared open the newly-constructed engineering school belonging to the NMA building complex and the four-storey building, which houses the MTU workshop, Quality & Testing office and the class rooms for engineering and electrical personnel, at the Naval Dockyard.
He also opened the Navy Seva Vanitha welfare shop, made a fleet inspection and visited the naval ships Sagara, Suranimila, Shakthi, A543, Hansaya, and the naval gun boats Ranajaya, Edithara II, Jagatha and Weeraya and Fast Attack Craft.
Press Release, June 23, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy