Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera honoured in farewell salute

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The Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera today relinquished naval duties to which he was committed over the past 36 years.

Rear Admiral Samaraweera who is celebrating his 55th birthday today was overwhelmed by warm wishes received from Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Director Generals of the Navy. Thereupon, the retiring senior was accorded a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions before the customary naval send-off ceremony saw fellow naval officers making their formal farewells to Rear Admiral Samaraweera and sending him off in a motorcade amidst the cheers of senior and junior sailors.

Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera who joined Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 13th intake in the year 1985, has held a number of significant appointments such as; Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet, Commander Southern and Northern Naval Areas, Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff during his illustrious naval career, rendering an admirable service to the organization.