Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, promoted Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne to the rank of Admiral effective from 17th December 2022.
He was appointed as the 24th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy on 15th July 2020, promoting to the 3-star rank of Admiral. Upon being promoted to the 4-star rank, Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne arrived at the Navy Headquarters, where he was received according a Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions.
Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet of the 13th Intake of the Sri Lanka Navy in 1985. After having rendered a remarkable service to the Navy and motherland, he will bid adieu to his distinguished naval career spanning over 37 years on 18th December. (Navy.lk)