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New Navy Chief of Staff appointed

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne with new Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera.
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne with new Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces appointed Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from 12th September 2020.

Accordingly, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne officially handed over the Letter of Appointment to Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera yesterday and expressed his best wishes to carry out entrusted duties in the new appointment.

Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera is a proud product of the Dehiwala Maha Vidyalaya and joined Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 13th Intake in 1985. The senior officer underwent his basic Naval training at the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee and was commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant, on April 7,1987.

Further, he followed the Sub Lieutenant Technical Course in Pakistan and gradually progressed in his naval career ultimately being elevated to the rank of Rear Admiral on 23rd August 2016.


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