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Nautical Institute – United Kingdom recognizes SLN officers excelled in academic studies

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The Sri Lanka Branch of the Nautical Institute honoured the academic excellence of Sri Lanka Navy officers and officers from merchant marine field in a ceremony held at Wave n’ Lake Navy Hall, Welisara on 29th June. The certificate and award presentation took place, with Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, the Commander of the Navy, presiding over the ceremony.

In 2017, the Sri Lanka Branch of the Nautical Institute began presenting certificates and awards to officers of the Sri Lanka Navy in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements during courses conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy.

At the award ceremony held for the seventh (07th) time, five (05) officers both from the Sri Lanka Navy and merchant marine field received certificates and awards for the academic year of 2023-24. Accordingly, Lieutenant Commander Lahiru Sampath and Lieutenant Commander Sadeera Perera were recognized for their outstanding performances in Long Communication and Long Gunnery courses respectively, with awards presented by the Commander of the Navy and Director General of Merchant Shipping, Mr Ajith Wijesinghe. They received certificates from the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Branch of the Nautical Institute, Rear Admiral Ravindra Tissera. Further, the officers also received the membership of the Nautical Institute on this occasion.

Former Commanders of the Navy, Admiral Cecil Tissera (Retd) and Admiral Daya Sandagiri (Retd) as well as Commander Northwestern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nalindra Jayasinghe, Director Naval Training, Commodore Buddhika Jayaweera and a group of members from the Sri Lanka Branch of the Nautical Institute were also present on this occasion.

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