Nautical Institute – United Kingdom recognizes academic excellence of SLN officers


In 2017, the Nautical Institute’s Sri Lanka Branch commenced awarding of certificates and awards to naval officers, in recognition of their academic excellences exhibited during courses conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy.

At the award ceremony held for the sixth time, Lieutenant Commander NC Karunarathne and Lieutenant Commander KDP Kulasinghe were recognized for their outstanding performances in Long Anti-submarine Warfare course conducted at the Naval and Maritime Academy for the academic year 2021-22. The achievers received certificates and awards from the Chairman of Sri Lanka Branch of the Nautical Institute of the United Kingdom, Captain (Merchant) Nimal Perera. Further, the two officers also received the membership of the Nautical Institute on this occasion.

Former Commander of the Navy, Prof. Admiral Jayanath Colambage (Retd), Deputy Area Commander Western Naval Area, Commodore Mahendra Weerarathna – on behalf of Commander of the Navy, Commodore Kanchana Banagoda, Director Naval Personnel and Vice Chairman of Sri Lanka Branch of the Nautical Institute, Commodore Ravindra Tissera, representing Nautical Institute’s Sri Lanka Branch, its Vice Chairman Captain (Merchant) Rohan Kodippili, Secretary Captain (Merchant) Keith Jayasuriya and a group of Sri Lanka Branch of the Nautical members were also present.


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