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    Navy Chief pays tribute to naval war heroes

    July 14, 2015
    The newly-appointed Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne paid floral tribute to naval war heroes, honouring the supreme sacrifices made by the heroic naval personnel for the preservation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country, at the Naval War Hero Memorial at the Welisara Naval Complex on Monday (13). 
     
    Having taken command of the SLN, which played a pivotal role in defeating a ruthless terrorism that had plagued the island-nation for over three decades, the new Commander of the Navy paid  tribute to all heroic naval personnel Killed In Action, Missing In Action and Wounded In Action recognizing it as his first priority. As a war veteran, who had led the men under his command to many victories, Vice Admiral Wijegunaratne knew first-hand how true bravery and unflinching heroism had paved the way for the lasting peace in the country. He remembered all heroic naval personnel with the highest gratitude and saluted them for the noble sacrifices made by putting the country before self.
     
     
    The Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Dayananda Nanayakkara, senior naval officers attached to the Naval Headquarters and the Western Naval Command were also present on the occasion.

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