Navy assists apprehension of 04 persons with narcotics

As an extension of its regular anti-drug operations being carried out in view of creating a drug-free society, the Navy rendered assistance for apprehension of 04 suspects with narcotic substances in Ambalantota, Palaitivu Island and Periyakarsal areas in the past few days.

08 Aug 2020

Navy-built RO plant vested in the general public

Being one of the forerunners in the national effort in eradication of the chronic kidney disease from the country, Sri Lanka Navy established its 758th Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant at Panama today (07th August 2020).

07 Aug 2020

4th Fast Attack Flotilla welcomes new Commanding Officer

Captain Harsha De Silva today (07th August 2020) took over duties as the new Commanding Officer of the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla, which is renowned as the ‘teeth arm’ of Sri Lanka Navy.

07 Aug 2020

Commander of the Navy visits Navy General Hospital

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne made an inspection visit to the Navy General Hospital in Welisara on 06th August 2020. This turned out to be his very first visit to the Navy General Hospital, upon assumption of duties as Commander of the Navy.

07 Aug 2020

Rear Admiral Muditha Gamage retires from naval service

Upon completion of his distinguished career spanning over three decades, Rear Admiral Muditha Gamage retired from the naval service today (07th August 2020).

07 Aug 2020

Fifteen (15) more quarantined individuals proceed homewards

Another 15 individuals who successfully completed their quarantine period at the Boossa and Kalpitiya Naval Quarantine Centres proceeded homewards today (07th August 2020).

07 Aug 2020

Command of SLNS ‘Sayura’ changes hands

Captain Buddhika Rupasinghe took over command as the new Commanding Officer of the Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Sayura today (06th August 2020).

06 Aug 2020

Ex P 419 developed into floating damage control simulator

Having developed into a floating damage control platform, the ex P 419 craft, which had already been cast aside from operational service, was handed over for the training purposes of the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla on 05th August 2020. The simple ceremony held in a bid to mark this occasion was presided over by Commander Eastern Naval Area.

06 Aug 2020

Navy plays a classic role helping stranded fishers at sea

Responding to request for assistance by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) Colombo, Sri Lanka Navy initiated swift action to reach out to several multi day fishing trawlers and their crew members in distress at sea, in the past couple of days.

06 Aug 2020

Navy helps avert flood threat in low-lying areas around Gin Ganga

Following the incessant downpour received over the past couple of days, the Wakwella and Dodamgoda bridges in Galle collected tree remains and debris underside, posing a flood threat in the area. Responding promptly to this adversity, the Navy last week was pressed into action to ease the possible flood situation, by removing waste collected under those bridges.

06 Aug 2020

New Commanding Officers take command of trio of SLN ships

Three new Commanding Officers namely, Commander Chamila Rajapaksha, Commander Shantha Ambanwala and Lieutenant Commander Induwara Dharmarathne took command of SLNS Abeetha II, SLNS Ranawickrama and SLNS Ranawijaya respectively on 04th August 2020.

05 Aug 2020

Navy continues its crackdowns on wide-ranging illegal acts

As part of its anti-drug operations being carried out with a view to help eradicate the drug menace from the country, the Navy managed to apprehend 02 suspects along with narcotic substances and several contraband, from 30th July to 03rd August 2020.

05 Aug 2020

Nine (09) more individuals proceed home from Naval Quarantine Centres

Nine (09) more individuals who successfully completed their quarantine period at the Boossa and Kalpitiya Naval Quarantine Centres proceeded home on 02nd, 03rd and 04th August 2020.

04 Aug 2020

Navy bids farewell to Rear Admiral Kassapa Paul

Sri Lanka Navy on 03rd August 2020 bade farewell to Rear Admiral Kassapa Paul who retired from his distinguished naval service that spanned over 34 years.

04 Aug 2020

Navy renders assistance to bring ashore ill fisherman at sea

Sri Lanka Navy, today 03rd August 2020, rendered assistance to bring ashore a fisherman for treatment, as he suddenly fell ill at sea.

03 Aug 2020

Commodore Priyantha Perera takes over command of Southern Naval Area

Commodore Priyantha Perera assumed office as Commander Southern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on 31st July 2020.

02 Aug 2020

SLNS ‘Rathnadeepa’ welcomes her new Commanding Officer

Commander Asanka Manurathna took over duties as the new Commanding Officer of the Coastal Patrol Vessel, SLNS ‘Rathnadeepa’ on 31st July 2020.

02 Aug 2020

Australian High Commissioner calls on Commander of the Navy

The High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka, His Excellency David Holly paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters on Friday 31st July 2020.

01 Aug 2020

Commander of the Navy pays tribute to fallen war heroes

Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, after assumption of duties as the 24th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, made his mark of respect to fallen naval combatants, at a wreath - laying ceremony held at the Naval War Hero Monument in Welisara today (31th July 2020). The event has been organized to glorify the memory of naval war heroes who made supreme sacrifice during naval operations that helped eradicate terrorism from the motherland.

31 Jul 2020

Japanese Defence Attaché pays courtesy call on Commander of the Navy

Captain Gaku Fukaura, the Defence Attaché at Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters on 30th July 2020.

31 Jul 2020

Boossa and Kalpitiya Naval Quarantine Centres release 21 more individuals

Another twenty one (21) persons who successfully completed their quarantine process at the Boossa and Kalpitiya Naval Quarantine Centres left those centres on 29th and 30th July 2020.

30 Jul 2020

Suspect busted for turmeric racket in Mannar

The Navy nabbed a suspect who was smuggling a stock of dried turmeric in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on 28th July 2020.

30 Jul 2020

New Indian Defence Attaché meets Navy Commander

The newly appointed Defence Attaché at High Commission of India in Colombo, Captain Vikas Sood paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (29th July 2020).

29 Jul 2020

Navy apprehends 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in Eastern seas

Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations for the prevention of illegal fishing practices which adversely impact legitimate commercial fishers as well as marine ecosystem. During similar search operations conducted in Trincomalee, Kinniya, Mullaitivu and Nilaveli sea areas on 25th and 28th July 2020, the Navy managed to nab 15 persons engaged in illegal fishing and seize fishing gear belonging to them.

29 Jul 2020

Forty two (42) individuals leave Boossa and Kalpitiya Naval Quarantine Centres

Forty two (42) individuals who were undergoing quarantine process at the Naval Quarantine Centres at Boossa Naval Base and in Kalpitiya area, left those centres upon completion of their quarantine process, on 25th and 26th July 2020.

27 Jul 2020

Navy exhibits its innate passion for beach cleaning and mangrove plantation

Sri Lanka Navy conducted yet another mangrove plantation programme and beach cleaning drive in the Northern and Southern Naval Commands on 25th and 26th July 2020.

27 Jul 2020

Lieutenant Commander Krishantha Ranasinghe assumes duties as Commanding Officer SLNS Jagatha

Lieutenant Commander Krishantha Ranasinghe assumed duties as the new Commanding Officer of the Fast Gun Boat, SLNS Jagatha on 25th July 2020.

27 Jul 2020

Navy Commander makes offerings to Mirisawetiya Stupa and receives blessings

Giving priority to the veneration of sacred Buddhist religious places in Anuradhapura, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne made offerings to the Mirisawetiya Stupa on 25th July 2020. The Navy Commander was accompanied by Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne, the spouse of Commander of the Navy and President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit as well as a group of senior naval officers.

25 Jul 2020

Commander of the Navy pays homage at sacred Ruwanweliseya to receive blessings

Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, after assuming office as the 24th Commander of the Navy, paid homage at sacred Ruwanweliseya Maha Chetiya in Anuradhapura, on 25th July 2020.

25 Jul 2020

Commander of the Navy worships secred Jayasri Maha Bodhi and receives blessings

Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, after assuming office as the 24th Commander of the Navy, paid homage at sacred Jayasri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, on 25th July 2020. The President of the NSVU as well as the beloved wife of Commander of the Navy, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne and a host of senior Naval officers were present on the occasion.

25 Jul 2020