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Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera new Commander Southern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera who served as Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Fleet (FOCNF), assumed duties as the newly appointed Commander, Southern Naval Area today (28 February).

His predecessor, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenna, formally handed over the duties of the position to the incoming Area Commander at his office at SLNS Dakshina.

Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera was accorded a Guard of Honour and warmly welcomed to the Southern Naval Command, while a similar formation followed suit to honour Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenna after he was congratulated by fellow officers of the Southern Naval Command. Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenna is due to take over the Western Naval Command as Area Commander.