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Navy bids farewell to Rear Admiral Rohana Lelwala

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On completion of over 34 years of distinguished service, Rear Admiral Rohana Lelwala retired from the Navy last Saturday.(December 4, 2021).

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the Board of Management expressed the best wishes to the outgoing officer, who is celebrating his 55th birthday today before he was accorded a Guard of Honour in precision with naval tradition. Thereupon, fellow naval officers made their formal farewells to Rear Admiral Rohana Lelwala, who then took leave from the Naval Headquarters in a motorcade.

The senior officer joined Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 5th intake of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in 1987. During his illustrious naval career spanning over 34 years, Rear Admiral Rohana Lelwala has held key appointments such as Commanding Officer of ships and establishments, Naval Officer in Charge Welisara Naval Complex, Assistant Director Naval Project & Plan, Director Naval Welfare, Naval Coordinator National Defence College, Deputy Area Commander North Western Naval Area, Deputy Area Commander Northern Naval Area and Port Facility Security Officer of the Kankesanthurai Harbour, Director General (Naval & Air Operations) for the Office of Chief of Defence Staff and Director General Administration.

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