War Hero's family receives house under 'Api Wenuwen Api' project
A new house built under the 'Api Wenuwen Api' housing
project for heroic security forces personnel was handed over to the wife
of the late naval war hero Lieutenant Udaya Owitigala by Chief of Staff
of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe today (11th
The house, equipped with all amenities, was
constructed by the civil engineering personnel of the Sri Lanka Navy at
Baduragoda in Veyangoda. The Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral
Niraja Attygalle, Director Naval Welfare, Commodore Nilantha Heenatigala
and several senior naval officers were also present at the occasion.
The Late Lieutenant Udaya Owitigala had been enlisted
in the 13th intake in the Sri Lanka Navy on 07th May 1985 as a cadet
officer. He sacrificed his life for the defence of the motherland during
an enemy confrontation while serving onboard Sri Lanka Naval Ship
Sagarawardana in 1995.
Courtesy: Navy Media Unit