Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne felicitated the naval ranks and rates involved in recent flood relief operations.
The felicitation cum medal awarding ceremony was held at the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) Pier II, Colombo harbour yesterday (5th June).
A moment of silence was also observed to honour the victims of flash floods and landslides.
Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the naval personnel who made valiant efforts to rescue and relief thousands of stranded public. The timely involvement and spirited performance of the naval personnel averted a much bigger loss of lives in this disaster situation.
In recognition of the creditable service rendered by a number of branches, components and battalions of the SLN during this national urgency, ranks and rates belonging to the RABS, SBS, Marine Battalion, Diver/Seaman, Medical, Engineering and Supply components were also rewarded with special prizes and certificates