Sun, 25 Feb 2024 Today's Paper

Navy pays tribute to Commander M.G.S. Perera

By

30 June 2017 01:39 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

A memorial oration as a tribute to the late Instructor Commander M.G.S. Perera, on his birth anniversary titled “Instructor Extraordinary” was delivered by the Instructor Lieutenant Commander (Retired) Somasiri Devendra on June 2, 2017 at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium, Naval Headquarters, Colombo.   


This was followed by the launch of the book: Teacher to the Navy compiled by his son Dr. Ajith C.S. Perera, along with its electronic version [goo.gl/qcduyX] by the Commander of the Navy.  

 
It was organised by the Naval and Maritime Academy Trincomalee (NMA) as part of its golden jubilee anniversary.   
The timely event was arranged in recognition and sincere appreciation of the dedicated outstanding contributions and the untiring efforts put in over 23 years to the Navy by the late Commander Perera – NMA’s founding father and first Commandant – firstly in the establishment of the formal Naval & Maritime training in the then Ceylon Navy (in June 1952), thereafter turning an almost dying Navy (in the mid-60s) into the bold and victorious Navy as it stands today and thereafter until the end of his life, to the country.   


It was held in the presence of a distinguished gathering of elite personnel, most retired senior Naval Officers who had been nurtured and trained by Commander M.G.S. Perera over the period (1950 – 1970), starting with Admiral Deshamanya Basil Goonasekera and including the first two Commanders of the Navy produced by the NMA from its very first batch of officer cadets, Admiral Cecil Tissera (1997) and Admiral Daya Sandagiri (2001).   


Also present on this occasion were Admiral (Rtd.) Mohan R. Samarasekera, the 20th Commander of the Army, General (Rtd.) Daya Rathnayaka, the Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, the Deputy Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy Rear Admiral Neil Rosairo and flag rank officers of the Navy.   


Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the present, 8th consecutive Commander of the Navy produced by the NMA was the Chief Guest.   


Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Human lives at stake… When protectors of the law become predators

On Thursday (January 18), a sub-inspector attached to the Narammala Police St

Research on sex work during Lankan civil war: Sex workers and their faint cries to access basic rights

A broken pair of rubber slippers kept on a display caught this writer’s eye

Newlywed Sri Lankans forced to remain childless

The ongoing economic crisis in the country is not only impacting the availabi

Paramedics and docs in tug of war over raise in DAT allowance

On Tuesday (January 9), staffers in the paramedic services launched an unanno