Rear Admiral Sanjeewa Dias takes over command of Eastern Naval Area
Rear Admiral Sanjeewa Dias assumed duties as Commander Eastern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters today (24th July 2021).
24 Jul 2021
Navy seizes a haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 32 million with a suspect in Vettalakeni
The Navy managed to seize about 107kg and 840g of Kerala cannabis and apprehend a suspect, during a foot patrol conducted in the beach area of Kadeikadu, Vettalakeni on 22 July 2021.
23 Jul 2021
Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathne assumes duties as Commander North Central Naval Area
Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathne assumed duties as Commander North Central Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on 20th July 2021.
20 Jul 2021
Navy seizes another haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 41 million in northern waters
Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize about 139kg and 100g of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation conducted in northern waters off Thondamanaru, Jaffna on 19th July 2021. The consignment was dumped at sea by the smugglers without being able to fetch them ashore due to naval operations in the area.
20 Jul 2021
Navy sets new deep sea diving record
Even it is seen as a fascinating thing to glide around enjoying the underwater sights, diving entails some risk. Banishing all these risks aside, a diving officer of the Sri Lanka Navy together with his buddy diver set a new deep sea diving record in Trincomalee on 17th July 2021. Commander Nishantha Balasooriya – the Command Diving Officer at Naval Dockyard Trincomalee, along with his buddy - Able Diver WWNP Sandaruwan set a new record plunging an astonishing depth of 100 meters off the Elephant Island, Trincomalee.
19 Jul 2021
Navy Seva Vanitha Unit steps into build RO plant at Siri Sambuddha Weerasingharamaya in Eppawala
As another social responsibility initiative of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU), a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant set up at Siri Sambuddha Weerasingharamaya in Eppawala was declared open by the President NSVU, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne on 17th July 2021. Responding to a request of the Deputy Chief Sanghanayake of the North Central Province, Ven. Panvila Gunaratana Nayaka Thero, the NSVU-sponsored new facility was established at the temple premises.
19 Jul 2021
Navy acts with alacrity to bring ashore injured fisherman in high seas
The Navy dispatched Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) 'Sayurala' to bring ashore a seriously injured fisherman aboard a local multi-day fishing trawler. The fisherman sustained the injury following an accident, while in high seas about 610 nautical miles (1129km) off Great Basses Lighthouse, southeast of the island. Having brought the injured fisherman to Hambantota harbour, he was rushed to the Hambantota hospital for treatment by the Navy today (18th July 2021).
18 Jul 2021
Command of Northwestern Naval Area changes hands
Rear Admiral Jayantha Kularatnne assumed duties as the Commander Northwestern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on 16th July 2021.
17 Jul 2021
Navy markswoman qualified for Tokyo Olympics advanced to next rate by Commander of the Navy
Leading Woman Communicator Tehani Egodawela, serving in the Sri Lanka Navy, has qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the women's 10m air rifle 0.177 event, bringing a lot of credit to the Sri Lanka Navy and the country. In appreciation of her achievement, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne advanced her to the next higher rate of Petty Officer and rewarded the athlete with a cash incentive of Rs. 250,000 at the Navy Headquarters today (16th July 2021). The event took place maintaining the biosecurity protocols that she is undergoing within the bubble to avert COVID-19 contamination, as required by the regulations of the game.
16 Jul 2021
Navy takes hold of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 31 million with 03 suspects in northern waters
Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize about 103kg and 750g of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation conducted in northern waters off Kankesanthurai, Jaffna in the dark hours on 15th July 2021. The operation also led to the apprehension of 03 suspects and a dinghy in connection to the racket.
16 Jul 2021
20th meeting of North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission concludes
The 20th meeting of the North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission (NIOHC-20) commenced on 13th July 2021 under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and incumbent NIOHC Chair, Rear Admiral YN Jayarathne, at Naval Wing of the National Hydrographic Office, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA). After 03 days of successful discussion, the curtains were brought down today (15th July) marking the culmination of the event.
16 Jul 2021
Hemodialysis Unit of Navy General Hospital declared open
The newly established Hemodialysis Unit at the Navy General Hospital, Welisara was declared open under the auspices of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and with the attendance of the President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne today (15th July 2021).
15 Jul 2021
Ninth Edition of Sri Lanka Navy Journal Launched
The first copy of the 9th edition of the Sri Lanka Navy Journal published by the Naval Research Wing of the Sri Lanka Navy was presented to Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne by Head of Naval Research Wing, Captain (G) Lasantha Vithanage at the Navy Headquarters today (14th July 2021).
14 Jul 2021
Navy takes hold of 2360kg of dried turmeric at Vankalai beach
Sri Lanka Navy managed to take hold of about 2360kg of dried turmeric at the Vankalai beach in Mannar on 11th July 2021. A foot patrol conducted by the Navy in the beach area led to the recovery of the consignment which was suspected to have attempted to smuggle into the island.
12 Jul 2021
Navy seizes over Rs. 103 million worth Kerala cannabis with 03 suspects in Northern waters
A special operation carried out by the Navy in seas off the Analathivu island, Jaffna in the wee hours today (12th July 2021) led to the seizure of about 344kg and 550g of Kerala cannabis along with 03 suspects and a dinghy used for the racket.
12 Jul 2021
Navy clears blockage under Agaliya and Dodangoda bridges
The Navy was pressed into service to clear debris clogged under Agaliya and Dodangoda bridges over the Gin Ganga in Baddegama area, on 10th July 2021.
11 Jul 2021
Navy relief teams deployed prior flood threat in several areas
Sri Lanka Navy deployed 08 relief teams in several areas in the Kalutara, Rathnapura and Galle districts today (10th July 2021) to provide relief to the people, in preparation for possible flood risk in above areas with heavy rains brought by inclement weather.
10 Jul 2021
New High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka pays courtesy call on Commander of the Navy
His Excellency Tareq Md Ariful Islam, the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (09th July 2021).
09 Jul 2021
Navy-refurbished facilities of Pansalgodella Primary School vested with students
The navy-refurbished classroom and library buildings as well as new assembly hall of Pansalgodella Primary School in Kantale, Trincomalee were vested with the students in a ceremony presided over by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne along with the attendance of President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne on 08th July 2021.
09 Jul 2021
Navy’s first ever Ship in a Box maritime training facility opened in Trincomalee
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne declared open the Navy’s first ever Ship in a Box (SIAB) training facility at the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) Headquarters on 07th July 2021. The facility remains to be the Navy’s first ever fully-fledged training model of that calibre with world-class facilities.
08 Jul 2021
Seva Vanitha Welfare Shop at SLNS Walagamba declared open
The opening of newly-built Seva Vanitha Welfare Shop at SLNS Walagamba was held under the patronage of the President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU), Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne and with the attendance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne on 07th July 2021. The Welfare Shop was constructed under the guidance of the President NSVU, to offer a wide range of welfare benefits to the serving naval personnel and their family members.
07 Jul 2021
Commander of the Navy presides over SBS insignia awarding ceremony
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne presided over the ceremony held at the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) Headquarters in Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee today (07th July 2021) to award insignia to 43 SBS personnel of the 28th intake, who successfully completed their training.
07 Jul 2021
Navy assists COVID-19 inoculation in Western Province
Continuing the COVID-19 vaccination drive focusing on the civilians over 30 years of age in the Western Province, Sri Lanka Navy administered the Sinopharm vaccine at the Lighthouse premises on Chaithya Road Colombo, Elapitiwela Chandrawansha Vidyalaya in Ragama as well as St Mary's Maha Vidyalaya, Uswetakeiyawa today (06th July 2021).
06 Jul 2021
Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth about Rs. 29 million in northern seas
A special operation conducted by the Navy in the seas north of Kovilam, Jaffna this morning (06th July 2021) led to the seizure of about 98kg and 500g of Kerala cannabis and apprehension of 03 suspects along with a dinghy.
06 Jul 2021
Navy supports acceleration of COVID-19 vaccination in Western Province
Supporting the COVID-19 vaccination programme carried out by the Armed Forces Hospitals of tri-services focusing on the people of the Western Province, to control the transmission of the pandemic, Sri Lanka Navy is conducting inoculation drives to administer Sinopharm vaccine at the Lighthouse premises on Chaithya Road Colombo and Elapitiwela Chandrawansha Vidyalaya in Ragama commencing from today (05th July 2021)
05 Jul 2021
Navy nabs 442 persons while engaging in illegal fishing
During special operations conducted in Eastern, Southeastern, Northwestern, Northern and North Central Naval Commands in past 03 months commencing from 01st April to 30th June 2021, Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend 442 individuals, along with 153 fishing boats and other fishing accessories, while engaging in illegal fishing practices.
02 Jul 2021
Navy seizes over 2000kg of smuggled dried turmeric in 03 days at Mannar
Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize about 2021kg and 400g of dried turmeric attempted to be smuggled into the country, during special operations conducted in the beach areas of Achchanakulam, Naruvilikkulam and South Bar on 29th and 30th June and 01st July 2021. The operation also made way to apprehend 06 suspects, 02 dinghies, 01 van and 01 three-wheeler in connection to these dried turmeric rackets.
01 Jul 2021
Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT–21) Exercise concludes on successful note
The Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise-2021 held with the participation of Sri Lanka Navy, United States 7th Fleet and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) from 24th to 30th June 2021 in the Trincomalee harbour and off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka concluded on a successful note.
01 Jul 2021
Vegetable and fruit stall of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit opened at SLNS Gemunu
The President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU), Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne declared open a new vegetable and fruit stall, introduced by NSVU, at its building premises in SLNS Gemunu on 28th June 2021.
28 Jun 2021
Sea phase of CARAT–21 Exercise begins
The sea phase of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT-21) Exercise joined by the Sri Lanka Navy, United States 7th Fleet and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) began off Trincomalee on 26th June 2021.
28 Jun 2021