Rear Admiral Upul De Silva assumes duties as Commandant Volunteer Naval Force
Navy seizes over 219kg of heroin worth over Rs. 1758 million
Boossa COVID-19 Intermediate Care Centre receives medical and essential supplies
Leesons Hospital and Dialog Axiata PLC partnering with Manusath Derana charity initiative handed over a stock of medical supplies, beds and other essentials, needed to the Navy-managed COVID-19 Intermediate Care Centre in Boossa, to Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Prasanna Hewage, at the Command Headquarters on 04th and 11th June 2021.
12 Jun 2021
A project kicks off to culture artificial reef in Northern waters
The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources with the assistance of Navy today (11th June 2021) launched a project to culture artificial reef off the Delft Island. Through this project, it is expected to enhance biodiversity in the coastal waters off the islands in Jaffna peninsula.
11 Jun 2021
Commander of the Navy appreciates contribution of ICGS ‘Samudra Prahari’, ‘Vajra’ and ‘Vaibhav’
Appreciative of the praiseworthy contribution made by Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Samudra Prahari’, ‘Vajra’ and ‘Vaibhav’ during damage control operation in collaboration with other stakeholders, following MV X-PRESS PEARL caught fire off Colombo harbour on 20th May 2021, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne presented Letters of Appreciation to the Commanding Officers of those ships in a simple ceremony at the port of Colombo today (10th June 2021).
10 Jun 2021
Navy apprehends 45 suspects with 4040 illegally harvested sea cucumbers
Navy apprehends a suspect with smuggled stock of Kendu leaves and dried turmeric
First phase of Navy-built COVID-19 Intermediate Care Centre opened in Werellawatta
Sri Lanka Navy initiated the conversion of a closed factory in the Werellawatta area in Gampaha into a COVID-19 Intermediate Care Centre, strengthening the Government's programme to expand facilities required for the treatment of COVID-19 infected individuals. The first phase of this Intermediate Care Centre with 650 beds was inaugurated today (07th June 2021) under the patronage of the Minister of Health, Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
08 Jun 2021
Navy brings ashore another critically ill fisherman for treatment
Sri Lanka Navy brought ashore another critically ill fisherman and rushed him to hospital for treatment today (07th June 2021). The fisherman who was aboard a fishing trawler in seas about 85 nautical miles (about 157 km) southwest of Beruwala, had suddenly fallen ill and was in critical condition.
07 Jun 2021
Thirty two (32) Navy relief teams engaged in flood relief operations
To provide relief to the people affected by floods in the Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa Provinces due to heavy rains, Sri Lanka Navy has deployed 32 relief teams in flood relief operations in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle and Rathnapura. Meanwhile, the Navy teams continue to attend urgent relief operations focusing the flood affected communities today (07th June 2021) as well.
07 Jun 2021
Navy rescues 27 more flood victims in Gampaha district
The Navy today (06th June 2021) managed to rescue 27 individuals, including children and women, affected by floods in Ja-Ela area in the Gampaha district, with the onset of showery weather condition. Upon being rescued, these persons were swiftly accommodated in safe locations and facilitated with relief measures.
06 Jun 2021
Navy rescues 66 more persons victimized by flood in Gampaha and Kalutara districts
Sri Lanka Navy has deployed 33 relief tams in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Northwestern Provinces to provide relief to the people affected by the floods caused by torrential rains. By this afternoon (05th June 2021), Navy relief teams have rescued to 66 more persons including children and women, affected by floods in several areas in the Gampaha and Kalutara districts and provided them relief measures.
05 Jun 2021
Related to the news release under the title ‘Navy brings ashore a fisherman injured at high seas for treatment’ on 04th June 2021
Sri Lanka Navy rushed the severely injured fisherman to the hospital for treatment, upon he was brought ashore today (05th June 2021). The fisherman onboard a local multi-day fishing trawler had been in critical condition due to a severe injury while at high seas, about 345 nautical miles (about 638km) from the Great Basses Lighthouse to the southeast of Sri Lanka.
05 Jun 2021
Navy rescues 29 flood victims in Puttalam district
The Navy has deployed 16 relief teams, including personnel from the Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit (4RU), covering the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and North Western Provinces which are at risk of floods, following torrential rains in several parts of the island. Meanwhile, Navy relief teams on 04th June 2021 rescued 29 people, including women and children, who were in a desperate situation tapped by flash flood.
05 Jun 2021
Navy and Coast Guard leap into action to skim furnace oil mixed with rain water from Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery
The separator tanks containing furnace oil at the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery managed by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, have overflowed with the ingress of rain water following heavy downpour. Responding to this eventuality, the Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard leaped into action this evening (04th June 2021) to skim the furnace oil exposed to the external environment and to prevent further spread of it.
04 Jun 2021
Navy brings ashore a fisherman injured at high seas for treatment
Sri Lanka Navy today (04th June 2021) dispatched Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) ‘Sayura’ to bring ashore an injured fisherman for treatment. The fisherman onboard a local multi-day fishing trawler had been in critical condition due to a severe injury while at high seas, about 345 nautical miles (about 638km) from the Great Basses Lighthouse to the southeast of Sri Lanka. Upon retrieving the patient aboard SLNS ‘Sayura’ around 1130 hrs today, he was administered first aid by the Navy.
04 Jun 2021
Navy and Coast Guard facilitate ongoing investigations into MV X-PRESS PEARL
85’s old boys of Nalanda College provide supplies to COVID-19 Intermediate Care Centre in Boossa
The Old Boy’s Association (1985) of Nalanda College, Colombo provided essential supplies for the use of the Intermediate Care Centre for COVID-19 in Boossa, maintained by Sri Lanka Navy. The supplies were handed over to the Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Prasanna Hewage at the Command Headquarters on 03rd June 2021.
04 Jun 2021
Outgoing Russian Military, Air and Naval Attaché calls on Commander of the Navy
Another smuggled consignment of dried turmeric and big onion seeds held with 06 suspects
A special search operation carried out by the Navy in the lagoon area of Wattakkalliya, Chilaw on 02nd June 2021 made way to the seizure of 362kg and 950g of dried turmeric and 571kg and 400g of big onion seeds attempted to be smuggled into the island. The operation also led to the apprehension of 06 suspects in connection to this illegal act.
03 Jun 2021
Navy Hydrographic Service conducts post survey on environmental impact of fire-damaged MV X-PRESS PEARL
RV ‘Samudrika', a research vessel from the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), operated by the Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service (SLNHS) was deployed on 01st June 2021 to collect water and sediment samples from the sea area where the distressed ship MV X-PRESS PEARL was laying. The primary objective of this sample collection was to conduct a post survey on the environmental impact following this ill-fated incident.
02 Jun 2021
Navy seizes another stock of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs.30 million together with a suspect
During a special foot patrol conducted in Masankuda beach area, Madagal this morning (02nd June 2021) the Navy managed to seize about 101kg and 700g of Kerala cannabis attempted to be smuggled into the island. Further, a suspect involved in this racketeering and a dingy used to transfer the narcotics were also taken into naval custody.
02 Jun 2021