Mrs Mala Lamahewa, spouse of Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera RSP**, USP, ndu, psc, the Commander of the Navy took over the office as the 17th President of Sri Lanka Navy Seva Vanitha Unit on 18th December 2022.
She has served Sri Lanka Navy as a Lady Officer attached to Information Technology Branch for the past 29 years. She joined Sri Lanka Navy Regular Force in 1989 to the rank of Acting Sub Lieutenant and retired in 2010 in the rank of Commander. She rejoined the Sri Lanka Navy Reserved Force to the rank of Commander in 2014 as the Deputy Director of Information Technology (Systems) and served up until 2022 December. She has served in Naval Head Quarters, SLNS Gemunu and Naval Dockyard.
She is a past pupil of Sujatha Vidyalaya Colombo from grade 1 to 5 and Vishaka Vidyalaya Colombo from grade 6 to Advance Level. She studied in biology stream and after Advance Level followed the ‘Diploma Course in System design and Programming’ at NIBM Colombo. Before joining Sri Lanka Navy, she worked at Informatics (Pvt) Ltd for 2 years.
Since joining the Sri Lanka navy, she has been a member of Seva Vanitha Unit for the past 32 years. She had the privilege of being Assistant Secretary of Seva Vanitha Unit and Secretary of Seva Vanitha Unit under 6 presidents. Although she retired in 2010 and rejoining in 2014 in between 4 years she participated in almost all activities conducted by Seva Vanitha Unit without fail.
She is a mother of 2 sons Sachith (24 years) and Shyamal (21 years).
She is looking forward to work for the welfare of serving members of Sri Lanka Navy to uplift their living conditions in and out of Sri Lanka Navy. Also, to help out families of KIA and Civil personal serving for Sri Lanka Navy. She promisers to serve the term as President Seva Vanitha Unit with utmost dedication and commitment