Colombo, May 8: Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena.
According to a Wednesday report of the Daily Mirror, Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva presented the letter of appointment of the new position to Rear Admiral Ulugetenne.
Rear Admiral Ulugetenne, who was an old boy of the Royal College, joined the Sri Lanka Navy in the Executive Branch, as an Officer Cadet of the 13th Intake at the Naval and Maritime Academy in 1985.
He received his basic training at the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee and on completion two years of successful training, he was commissioned as an Acting Sub Lieutenant on 05th January 1987.
During his naval career Rear Admiral Ulugetenne held a number of Sea and Ashore appointments and commanded a wide range of ships and craft including Long Patrol Boat, Fast Attack Craft, Landing Craft, Fast Gun and Fast Missile Vessel.(UNI)