Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service celebrates World Hydrography Day-2019

- Conducts awareness programme for Naval Officers

Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service celebrated World Hydrography Day at a function held at Admiral Somathilaka Disanayake Auditorium at Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters under the patronage of Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva on 20th June.

Hydrographic community world over celebrates World Hydrography Day on 21st June to make aware public and all other stakeholders of their silent contribution that supports many disciplines.

Accordingly, members of Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service conducted an awareness programme under the theme promulgated by IHO, “Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge” concurrently with the days programme to educate the naval personnel on the service they provide to the Navy as well as to the country.

Chief Hydrographer of the Navy and Chairman of North Indian Hydrographic Commission, RAdm Sisira Jayakody welcomed the audience and enlightened the naval officers on the steady progress achieved so far, in delivering national Hydrographic services and other national level contribution made by Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service.

The Commander of the Navy delivering his keynote address at the event, thanked the Chief Hydrographer and his team for producing tangible results in the discipline of Hydrography within a very short span of time.

The programme also included screening of short documentary movie that depicts the progress and capabilities of Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service followed by two presentations related to this year’s theme delivered by Commander GHGS Udayanga and Commander PAPS Perera.

Chief of Staff of the Navy, Director Generals, Directors and officers from various establishments and the fleet were also attended at the programme.