New spokesperson for Navy
Sri Lanka Navy announced the appointment of Captain Indika De Silva to the position of Navy Media Spokesperson with effect from 15 July. Capt. De Silva succeeded Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara who held the position up until 14 July.
A product of Dharmasoka College in Ambalangoda, Capt. De Silva successfully completed the Naval Command and Staff Course at the US Naval War College in Rhode Island. Also a specialist navigator, he earned his recognition on special navigation from India and advanced navigation from China.
Capt. De Silva joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1996 as an officer cadet of the 25th intake.
He received his commission in 1998 as an officer of the executive branch. He served in the Navy for nearly 24 years, undertaking various appointments at various capacities, such as the Director of Operations at Sri Lanka Coast Guard, and serving as the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer on board several naval ships as well as at shore establishments.
He was awarded the Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP) twice in recognition of his acts of gallantry on board fast attack crafts, fast gunboats, and offshore patrol vessels.