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329 recruits of 234th intake of the Sri Lanka Navy pass out in Boosa

The passing out parade of 329 regular recruits belonging to the 234th intake of the Sri Lanka Navy was held yesterday (26th January) at the main parade ground of SLNS Nipuna in Boossa, marking the completion of their 6 month basic training course. The Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and took the salute.
 
Venerable Maha Sanga and religious dignitaries of other faiths, the Commandant SLNS Nipuna and Deputy Area Commander of Southern Naval Area Commodore Ranjith Premarathna, Officers representing the Naval Headquarters and Southern Naval Command, officers and sailors of SLNS Nipuna, Senior officers of the sister services and Police, officials from the government/private institutions in the area and parents/relatives of the newly passed out recruits were also present on this occasion.
 
During the awards presentation held in recognition of the excellent performers, Recruit LPI Saminda was adjudged the Best Recruit and the highest aggregate in all subjects of the 234th intake. Further, Recruit PHPCS Lakpriya and Recruit GHSU De Silva were adjudged the Best Marksman and the Best Sportsman respectively. Suranimila Division became the Best Division of the 234th intake.
The ceremonial evening also saw an impressive drill display presented by the newly passed out recruits followed by a cultural show of the naval cultural troupe with their rhythmic beats and associated formalities.

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