177 acres of land in Sampoor handed over to the legitimate owners
 

Under the concept of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena, steps have been taken to hand over the land deeds in Northern and Eastern provinces which were held under the control of Government security forces thus far.

25 Mar 2016

9th Defence Services Games begins
 

The 9th Defence Services Games was ceremonially declared open by the State Minister of Defence Mr. Ruwan Wijewardane today (24) at the new sports complex in Panagoda Army camp.

25 Mar 2016

Navy apprehends 51.5 kg of Kerala Cannabis in the Mannar seas
 

On receipt of information, naval troops attached to SLNS Therapuththa of North Western Naval Command apprehended 51.5 kg of Kerala Cannabis floating in the seas of Mannar on 24th March 2015.

24 Mar 2016

Two Japanese naval ships arrive at the Port of Colombo
 

Two Japanese naval ships, "Yuudachi" and "Yuugiri", arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and replenishment visit on 24th March 2016.

24 Mar 2016

Naval personnel nab six local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
 

Naval personnel attached to SLN Dockyard arrested six local fishermen, along with a Fiber Glass Dinghy, engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Kuchchaweli, Trincomalee on 23rd March 2016. During the arrest, two pairs of diving fins and a purse-seine net were taken into custody.

24 Mar 2016

Three Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
 

Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest three Indian fishermen along with an Indian fishing trawler poaching in Sri Lankan waters North-West of Delft Island on 23rd March 2016.

24 Mar 2016

Navy arrests four persons with Gelignite Sticks and 16 kg of illegally caught fish
 

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Gajaba in Mannar arrested three persons along with a Fiber Glass Dinghy and 4 numbers of Gelignite Sticks (approx. weight 100g each) while carrying for illegal fishing in the general area of South-bar III in Mannar on 22nd March 2016.

23 Mar 2016

Navy arrests seventeen local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing in Trincomalee
 

Naval personnel attached to SLN Dockyard in Trincomalee arrested seventeen local fishermen with two FGDs engaged in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing gears in the seas off Chapel Island in Trincomalee on 22nd March 2016.

23 Mar 2016

Commander of the Navy Participates in the ReCAAP 2016 Summit in Singapore

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) commemorated the 10th Anniversary in Singapore on the 18th March 2016 with the participation of delegations from twenty countries.

21 Mar 2016

SLN arrests 2 Indian fishermen with 6.5 kilograms of Kerala Cannabis

Naval craft of the Northern Naval Command which were on routine patrol arrested 2 Indian fishermen with 6.5 kilograms of Kerala Cannabis in the seas North of Point Pedro today (20).

20 Mar 2016