The outgoing Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral D. W. A. S. Dissanayake Friday (21) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at Army Headquarters.
A drive-past Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour greeted him upon his arrival at the Headquarters premises before he was welcomed at the entrance to the Commander’s Secretariat at Army Headquarters.
Chief of Staff, Major General R.M.D Ratnayake, together with several senior officers received the visiting Navy Chief at the entrance to the Commander’s Secretariat.
During the cordial meeting with the Army Chief, Vice Admiral D. W. A. S. Dissanayake recalled gestures of cooperation and close working relationship, both oraganizations enjoyed during his tenure of service.
Lieutenant General Jayasuriya, extending his best wishes to the retiring Navy Chief presented him with a token of memento. The Navy Chief reciprocated the gesture. Towards the end of the interaction, the visiting Navy Chief signed the VIP Book at the Commander’s Office as a formality.
Rear Admiral D. W. A. S. Dissanayake was appointed the Commander of the Navy on 15th January 2011as the 17th Navy Commander after promoting him to be a 3-star rank of Vice Admiral upon his assumption of the Navy’s mantle of office. He is scheduled to retire on Wednesday (26).