Navy Commander visits Northern Naval Command

Embarking on an official visit to the Northern Naval Command, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne looked into the operational readiness and administrative functions of the Northern Naval Area on January 8 and 9.

Beginning his itinerary on January 8 from Naval Deployment Veththilakerni Commander of the Navy paid his attention to the operational status quo, administrative matters and several welfare provisions for naval personnel there. He gave necessary instructions to step up naval operations to thwart illegal activities taking place in Veththilakerni sea area and planted saplings at the premises, marking the visit.

Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Ulugetenne visited the Nagadeepa Purana Raja Maha Viharaya on 09th January and paid his obeisance to the Chief Incumbent of Nagadeepa Purana Rajamaha Viharaya and Chief Sanghanayake for Northern Province, Most Ven. Nawadagala Padumakitti Tissa Thero.

Further, Commander of the Navy laid a foundation stone for the construction of a new Multipurpose Command Operations Room at SLNS Uththara on 09th January, making way to expand operational capacities of the Command in the time to come. 

Addressing the officers and sailors of the Northern Naval Command, Commander of the Navy expressed his gratitude to them for efficient and effective performance of the duty and execution of operations despite many challenges. He also stated that it is the intention of the Navy to maintain the operational readiness of its fleet in the face of any challenge. Further, he went on to say that naval personnel should be committed to carry out entrusted duties to the maximum extent possible with clear mind, discipline while meeting deadlines at work as well as spending quality time with the family. Commander of the Navy also underlined the importance of the Divisional System which is unique to the Navy and urged seniors to look into the matters of juniors, when they are in need of guidance. Moreover, he emphasized on the maintenance of good physical fitness for effective performance of duties entrusted to naval personnel.

Vice Admiral Ulugetenne also declared open a two-storeyed administrative building at SLNS Uththara on 09th January, put up for the use of Commodore Superintendent Logistics Department in the Northern Naval Command. He also shared a light moment with the naval personnel engaged in construction work and appreciated them for completion of the project in a short period of time.

The events were conducted adhering to COVID-19 protocols to prevent possibilities of transmission of the pandemic. Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera, Director General Logistics, Rear Admiral Nishantha De Silva, Naval Assistant to Commander of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sujeewa Senaviratne,  Deputy Area Commander, Rear Admiral Saman Perera, Naval Officer in Charge (Island), Commodore Hensly Peiris and officers and sailors attached to the Northern Naval Command were present on these occasions.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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