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Navy Commander’s 36 years’ service marked

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy

Several religious programmes have been organized to mark 36 years’ of Naval career of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy and the Gangaramaya Temple in Hunupitiya, Colombo on January 6 and 7.

Having joined the Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 13th Intake on January 7, 1985, he underwent Nval training at the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee. He was commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant in 1987.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on June 1, 2015 and became the 24th Navy Commander after being promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral on July 15, 2020.

Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne specialized in Gunnery and Missiles and was a key member of the pioneering team that introduced missiles to the Navy Fleet. Vice Admiral Ulugetenne has also been awarded a bunch of service medals for his invaluable contribution to the freedom of the Motherland from the 30-year long terrorism and for his bravery in combat.

The Navy Commander paid homage to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (January 6) and called on Anunayake Most Ven. Dr. Kirinde Assaji Thera of the Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple and will participate in a Bodhi Pooja Pinkama there today to invoke the blessings.

Navy Seva Vanitha Unit President Chandima Ulugetenne and many others participated.