RC Wijegunaratne Appointed As Navy Commander

Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne has been appointed as the 20th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from tomorrow (July 11), the Ministry of Defence announced.
 
Wijegunaratne was the former Navy Chief of Staff and the former Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Department. He was the 3rd Naval officer to head the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Department.
 
He also served as the Commander Eastern Naval Area of the Sri Lanka Navy. 
 
Earlier today, it was announced that President Maithripala Sirisena had promoted outgoing Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera to the rank of Admiral with effect from Thursday.
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