Second week of special Pirith chanting begins to invoke blessings on country

The second stage of three-week long continuous Pirith chanting at the Independence Square commenced for its second week in coordination with Sri Lanka Navy. This meritorious event which got underway with the aim of invoking blessings on the country and its people plagued by novel coronavirus was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne on 25th November 2020.

26 Nov 2020

Navy recovers 1067kg of dried turmeric and apprehends a suspect in Puttalam

The Navy managed to recover a hidden stock of dried turmeric weighing 1067kg and apprehension of a suspect, during a special search operation conducted in Puttalam on 25th November 2020.

26 Nov 2020

Fifty four (54) SLN Marines pass out in Sampoor

On successful completion of their Marine Basic Qualifying Course conducted by Sri Lanka Navy Marine Battalion, 04 officers and 50 sailors passed out at SLNS Vidura in Sampoor, Trincomalee on 24th November 2020.

25 Nov 2020

Navy seizes 710kg of smuggled dried turmeric and over 03kg of Kerala cannabis at Erukkulampiddi

A special search operation carried out by the Navy and Police in the beach area of Erukkulampiddi in Mannar, led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and seizure of 710kg of smuggled dried turmeric and over 03kg and 700g of Kerala cannabis on 20th November 2020.

21 Nov 2020

Navy assists apprehension of 06 suspects with Ice, heroin and Kerala cannabis

Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend 06 suspects with Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice), heroin and Kerala cannabis, during special operations conducted in North Central and Eastern Naval Commands during the past couple of days.

19 Nov 2020

Flag Blessing and “Kanchuka” Pooja ceremonies held in Anuradhapura in view of 70th anniversary of Navy

Showing its pious sentiments, Sri Lanka Navy organized a “Kanchuka” Pooja and a ceremony to invoke blessings on naval flags under the patronage of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne on 12th and 13th November 2020. The two events were held at the Ruwanwelisaya and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, in view of the forthcoming 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy, falling on 09th December 2020. The events were also attended by the President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU), Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne.

13 Nov 2020

Navy seizes over 800kg of smuggled dried turmeric haul in Kalpitiya

A special search operation conducted by the Navy at Daluwa beach in Kalpitiya made way to seize over 800kg haul of smuggled dried turmeric on 12th November 2020. The Navy also took hold of 06 suspects in connection to this incident, during this operation.

12 Nov 2020

Navy nabs suspect with explosives in Kuchchaveli

The Navy managed to apprehend a suspect (01) with explosives, during a special operation conducted at Poduwakattu in Kuchchaveli on 11th November 2020.

12 Nov 2020

Navy seizes stock of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 31 million with 06 suspects

Special operations conducted by Sri Lanka Navy led to the seizure of over 106kg of Kerala cannabis and apprehension of six (06) suspects across the island.

10 Nov 2020

Newly appointed Commander of the Air Force calls on Commander of the Navy

Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana who was appointed as the 18th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (09th November 2020).

09 Nov 2020

Navy safely brings ashore fire-hit fishing trawler and its distressed fishermen

Having successfully doused a fire broke out aboard a multi-day fishing trawler off the southern coast, the Navy managed to safely bring ashore the fire-hit trawler and the fishermen aboard to Galle harbour today (07th November 2020).

07 Nov 2020

Navy takes hold of over 5711kg of dried turmeric smuggled by sea

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 06 suspects with over 5711kg of dried turmeric attempted to be smuggled into the island, during special operations conducted in Northwestern Naval Command on 06th November 2020.

07 Nov 2020

Naval operations net 40 persons with illegally harvested sea cucumber

Naval search operations conducted in the past couple of days in North Central and Northwestern Commands led to the apprehension of 40 persons with 2186 illegally harvested sea cucumbers.

06 Nov 2020

Navy nabs 02 suspects with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 63 million

A special search operation carried out by the Navy in the sea area off Vettalakeni on 05th November 2020, led to the apprehension of two (02) suspects attempting to smuggle about 213kg of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 63 million, by sea into the island.

05 Nov 2020

Navy cleans plastic and polythene collected on Trincomalee sea bed

Sri Lanka Navy initiated a programme to clear plastic and polythene collected on the sea bed, covering the Trincomalee sea area on 02nd November 2020.

03 Nov 2020

Navy renders assistance to save pod of whales stranded on Panadura Beach

Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard sprang in to action on 02nd November 2020 to save a pod of whales beached on Panadura area and send them back into deep seas.

03 Nov 2020

Newly appointed Director General Coast Guard calls on Commander of the Navy

Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake, newly appointed Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (02nd November 2020).

02 Nov 2020

Navy seizes over 04 tons of dried turmeric along with 16 suspects

The Navy managed to seize over 4150kg of smuggled dried turmeric and apprehend 16 suspects involved in the racketeering, during special operations conducted in Northwestern and North Central Naval Commands on 30th and 31st October 2020.

01 Nov 2020

Navy assists apprehension of 03 suspects with drugs worth over Rs. 29 million

The Navy managed to collar 03 suspects and seizure of 98kg and 715g of Kerala cannabis and 950mg of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) worth over Rs. 29 million, during operations carried out in the previous week.

31 Oct 2020

Ex - ‘Weeraya’ and Ex - ‘Jagatha’ scuttled in Eastern waters as spawning ground

Following the recent decommissioning from the naval service, Ex - ‘Weeraya’ and Ex - 'Jagatha', the two ships which have rendered an invaluable service to the Sri Lanka Navy for more than four decades, were scuttled in the alluring waters off Trincomalee on 22nd and 26th October 2020, making them an artificial reef that can shelter fish and crustaceans.

30 Oct 2020

Commander of the Air Force pays farewell courtesy call on Commander of the Navy

Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias making a formal visit to the Navy Headquarters, paid a farewell courtesy call on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne today (29th October 2020).

29 Oct 2020

Ten (10) persons held during naval operations in Eastern and Northwestern Seas

The Navy managed to apprehend 10 persons who engaged in illegal fishing, during its operations carried out in the Eastern and Northwestern sea areas on 27th and 28th October 2020.

29 Oct 2020

Navy nabs twenty five (25) individuals during naval operations

Operations conducted by the Navy during the last week in Eastern, Northern, North Central, Northwestern and Southern Naval Areas led to the apprehension of 25 individuals who were engaging in illegal fishing and other unlawful acts in different parts of the island.

28 Oct 2020

Foundation stone laid for stupa to be built by Navy at Ethdalagala Aranya Senasana

The foundation stone laying ceremony for a stupa to be built at Ethdalagala Aranya Senasana in Meegalewa, Anuradhapura was held under the patronage of Commander North Central Naval Area on 23rd October 2020. The construction work of the stupa will be undertaken by Sri Lanka Navy.

26 Oct 2020

Commander of the Navy attends ceremonial event inaugurated construction at sacred Mihintale premises under the patronage of His Excellency the President

The ceremonial event which marked the inauguration of renovation work of Mihindu Maha Seya, Mihindu Cave Senasana and Dhatu Mandiraya at ...

25 Oct 2020

Navy renders assistance to collar 12 suspects with heroin, Kerala and local cannabis

Special operations carried out by the Navy with the assistance of Police from 17th to 22nd October 2020 across the island, led to the apprehension of 12 suspects with heroin as well as Kerala and local cannabis.

23 Oct 2020

Naval operations lead to nab 38 persons engaged in illegal fishing and other unlawful acts

Operations conducted by the Navy and a coordinated search carried out with the Police from 15th to 20th October 2020, led to the apprehension of 38 individuals who engaged in illegal fishing and other unlawful acts in different areas of the island.

21 Oct 2020

SLINEX - 20 conducted off the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka this time

The annual Sri Lanka Navy - Indian Navy bilateral naval exercise popularly known as ‘SLINEX’, held from 19th to 21st October 2020, came to a successful completion off the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka today (21st October).

21 Oct 2020

Navy assists seizure of hidden explosive items and locally made gun

The Navy and Police have seized several hidden explosive items and a locally made gun, during two separate operations conducted at Athawetunuwewa, Padaviya and Nanattan, Mannar on 18th and 19th October 2020.

20 Oct 2020

Over 200kg of Kerala cannabis seized with Navy’s assistance

Sri Lanka Navy and Police managed to seize over 200kg stock of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation conducted in Oluthuduwai, Mannar today (18th October 2020).

18 Oct 2020