Commander Dinesh Bandara has been appointed as the new Media Coordinator of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from yesterday.
Commander Bandara succeeds Commander Lankanatha Dissanayake in the post.
Commander Bandara who studied at Mawathagama Central College, joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1996 as an Officer Cadet of the 25th Intake.
He is a gunnery specialist and underwent his long specialization course at the INS Dronacharya, Kochi, India. Further, Commander Bandara has successfully completed the Naval Command and Staff Course in China, International Surface Warfare Course in USA and Coast Guard Maritime Officer Course in USA.
Prior to his appointment as the Navy Media Spokesman, he was the Officer Training Officer at the prestigious Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee.
Moreover Commander Bandara has held appointments of Deputy Director (Operations and Training) Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer and Officer in Charge of a number of ships and craft of the Sri Lanka Navy.