Mrs. Srima Colombage takes over as new Navy Seva Vanitha Unit President
Mrs. Srima Colombage took over as the new Navy Seva Vanitha Unit President on 28th September 2012. She officially assumed duties at a function held at the office of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit at the Naval Headquarters. Outgoing President Mrs. Neluka Dissanayake and members of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit were also present on the occasion.
The Seva Vanitha Movement of Sri Lanka was established in 1993. It is a non political national movement pledged to harness the support of the women of Sri Lanka to ensure equality of opportunity, so that no person shall suffer any disability on the ground of race, religion, language, caste, political opinion or occupation, and to act on agreed goals to develop a plan of action which would encourage and enable women to participate in national development programmes through service.
The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka Navy was established on 7th December 1984. Wives of the officers and sailors, women officers and women sailors in the Navy are the members of this unit.
Since its inception, the unit has been functioning under 8 presidents and presently Mrs. Malathie Samarasinghe holds the office of president of the Sri Lanka Navy Seva Vanitha Unit.
in action (MIA) or wounded in action (WIA).