Admiral Wannakuwatte Waduge Erwin Clancy Fernando

VSV, psc, ndc, MRIN (Lond). MNI (Lond). MBIM (Lond). Master Mariner, SLN Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy

 

Admiral WWEC Fernando was born on 10th October 1938. He had his early education at Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa where he proved to be one of its brilliant products.  He joined the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet on 17th December 1957 and on completion of 5 months basic training in Sri Lanka he proceeded to the United Kingdom to undergo Naval Training at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He was promoted to Midshipman in 1959. He completed his cadets and midshipman's training successfully and returned to Sri Lanka on 26th August 1960. He was commissioned in the rank of Acting Sub Lieutenant on 01st September 1960. He was promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenant on 01st March 1962. More...