67 Naval officers complete training
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne taking the salute from a new naval
In a colourful commissioning and passing out parade held at the Main
Parade Ground of the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee, 34
Midshipmen of 49th Intake, 20 Officers of 4th Intake of Direct Entry
2010 (RNF) and 13 Candidates of Service Entry 2010 passed out in the
evening of the September 10.
The Chief Guest, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne took the salute after
inspecting the passing out parade. Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice
Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, WV, RSP*, VSV, USP, NDE, senior Naval
officers, parents and well-wishers were also present on the occasion.
The Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA) of the Sri Lanka Navy is the
first defence institution in the country to be awarded the prestigious
ISO 9001:2000 quality management system certification from the Sri Lanka
The academy is affiliated to the University of Kelaniya for awarding
degrees in naval studies for officer under trainees.
The newly passed out officers marched in a proud and elegant manner
captivating the audience who had gathered to witness the momentous
Clad in ceremonial naval uniforms, they displayed their talent and
skills to the enthralment of everyone who was present.
The passing out parade was held in keeping with the time-honoured
traditions and customs of the Sri Lanka Navy.
Those who showed excellence while in training were presented with
special awards in recognition of their outstanding performances.
In the 49th Midshipman Intake, Midshipman WMPMB Eriyawa NRX 2725 was
selected as the Best Midshipman.
Midshipman JASV Jayasinghe NRX 2724 won a triple award in the Highest
Aggregate in overall Subjects, Professional Subjects and Nautical
Subjects while Midshipman AD Weerasooriya NRX 2753 was adjudged the Best
Sportsman. Midshipman SMCB Kumara NRX 2738 clinched the Best Marksman
In the Direct Entry (RNF) 4th Intake 2010 Officer category, Sub
Lieutenant JMHI Bandara NRX 2998 was adjudged the Best Direct Entry
Officer. Able Seaman (Pro) PR Rajapaksha XR 41466 was selected as the
Best Service Entry Candidate 2010.