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Hundreds graduate from Sri Lanka Navy in spectacular passing-out ceremony

June 16, Colombo (LNW): In a lively event on 14th June 2024, a total of four hundred and fifty-eight recruits from the 254th intake of the Sri Lanka Navy’s Regular and Volunteer Forces completed their training at SLNS Nipuna, Boossa.

The ceremony, overseen by Rear Admiral Nalindra Jayasinghe, Commander Northwestern Naval Area, celebrated the achievements of 355 Regular Force recruits and 103 Volunteer Force members.

During the ceremony, outstanding recruits were honoured with awards presented by Rear Admiral Jayasinghe, highlighting their exceptional performance in basic training.

Among them, Recruit EAMLS Jayasinghe received the Best Recruit trophy, while Woman Recruit PAPM Peramuna excelled with the Highest Aggregate in All Subjects.

Recruit WMPKM Dissanayake was recognised as the Best Marksman, and awards for Best Sportsman/woman went to Recruit NHWK Dissanayake and Women Recruit WANA Weerapperuma.

The ‘Sagara’ Division was commended as the Best Division of the 254th intake.

Addressing the recruits, Rear Admiral Nalindra Jayasinghe congratulated them on their accomplishments and stressed the importance of upholding discipline and proficiency in their naval careers.

Their role in safeguarding national security and ensuring the future prosperity of the Sri Lanka is of vital importance, he emphasised.

The ceremony featured impressive drill displays by the recruits, complemented by vibrant performances from the Navy Band and Cultural Troupe, enhancing the event’s grandeur.

Dignitaries including senior naval officers, clergy members, and proud parents of the recruits attended the ceremony, expressing support for the new graduates as they embark on their careers in the Sri Lanka Navy.

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