The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera laid the foundation stone for SLNS Uttara Wardroom in Kankasanthurai on 30th May 2015. The Commander Northern Naval Area Rear Admiral Eric Jayakody, senior naval officers attached to the Naval Headquarters and the Northern Naval Command were also present on the occasion.
The new wardroom, which is scheduled to be completed within 3 years is being constructed to fulfill a long felt need at SLNS Uttara. It will consist of a well-equipped banquet hall for dinning and hosting social functions, a fully-furnished lounge, and three floors with separate lobbies, balconies and TV viewing areas for officer accommodation. The first floor is allocated for junior officers while the second floor is reserved for Lieutenant Commander rank officers. The top floor consists of 20 chalets for Commander and above rank officers.