The passing out ceremony of the first Navy Marine Corp and the ceremony to pin badges held today (Feb. 27) at the Navkabharana’ Wayamba Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters in Mullikulam in Mannar under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The President also joined in viewing a display on the Mullikulum beach, portraying the Marine Corps battalion attacking an enemy campsite.
The President launched the new website of the Sri Lankan Marine Corps and the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne presented a memento to the President during the event.
State Minister of Defence,Ruwan Wijewardene, Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal KA Gunathilaka, Army Commander, Lt. General Chrishantha de Silva,Commander of the Navy,Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Air Force Commander,Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathi, North Western Naval Commander, Real Admiral P.R.B.Disanayake,representatives including, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap and many others participated in this event.