Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera’s Visit to India

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera calling on the Defence Secretary, Giridhar Aramane, in New Delhi on May 24, 2023.


VAdm Priyantha Perera, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy is on a five-day official visit to India from 23 – 27 May 23. During the visit, VAdm Priyantha Perera will be presiding over the Passing out Parade of the Spring Term 23 at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

VAdm Priyantha Perera called on Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff on 24 May 23 at New Delhi and held discussions on collaborative mechanisms towards ensuring peace and security in the region. He was received with a ceremonial Guard of Honour at the South Block Lawns. Earlier in the day he paid homage to the Bravehearts at the National War Memorial.

The extant visit by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy is symbolic of increasing naval cooperation between the two navies and renewed the sense of commitment of two friendly maritime neighbours to enhance the security and tackle the maritime challenges in the IOR.