A Youth from the Indigenous/WEDDA Community Recruited to the Sri Lanka NAVY for the FIRST TIME


It is reported an aboriginal youth has joined for the first time the Sri Lankan navy.The amateur sailor H.M.Prasanka Pradeep who joined 233 recruitment batch of amateur sailors is the great grandson of Unapanawarige Heenbanda.

He hails from Dambana.

Heenbanda also attended the dispatch assembly of the amateur sailors march past last Saturday.

The picture depicts the amateur sailor receiving blessings from his great grandfather.

His father M.H.Jayawardena and his mother J.H.Piyanka Kumari are also in the picture.