Navy assists apprehension of 03 suspects with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 26 million

A special operation conducted by the Navy and Mannar Police in Muddalampiddi, Mulankavil today (18th April 2021) led to the apprehension of 03 suspects with over 89kg of Kerala cannabis.

18 Apr 2021

Christian Commemoration and Thanksgiving Service held at Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee

The Christian Commemoration and Thanksgiving Service organized in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy was held at the Christ the King Chapel in Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee on 17th April 2021. The spiritual ceremony which was conducted by the clergy including the His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Christian Noel Emmanuel, Bishop of Trincomalee was presided over by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.

18 Apr 2021

INS ‘Ranvijay’ arrives at the port of Colombo

The Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Ranvijay’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a three-day visit on 14th April 2021.

15 Apr 2021

Message of Commander of the Navy on the dawn of Sinhala & Hindu New Year

At the dawn of this Sinhala and Hindu New Year, I together with my family, wish all officers, sailors, civil staff employees and their family members a Happy New Year filled with peace, happiness and prosperity.

14 Apr 2021

Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Nishantha Samarasinghe

Rear Admiral Nishantha Samarasinghe today (12th April 2021) retired from naval service, upon completion of his distinguished career spanning over 34 years in the Navy.

12 Apr 2021

Navy conducts disaster management training programme at Gintota

The Navy conducted a disaster management training programme in Gin Ganga at Gintota from 5th to 10th April 2021, with the aim of sharpening the skills when dealing with a possible flood situation.

11 Apr 2021

Navy seizes stock of Kendu leaves being smuggled by sea

A naval operation conducted in the seas off Kochchikade, Negombo led to the seizure of about 770kg of Kendu leaves attempted to be smuggled into the island and apprehension of 06 suspects, in the early hours on 10th April 2021.

11 Apr 2021

Navy-constructed Lankagama Nilwella Bridge vested with the public

The Navy-constructed Lankagama Nilwella Bridge was ceremonially declared open on 10th April 2021. The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of the Governor of Southern Province, Dr. Willy Gamage and with the attendance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne. The new bridge connects the villages of Lankagama and Nilwella of Neluwa in the Southern Province.

11 Apr 2021

‘Underwater Gallery Nilwella’ declared open as attractive prospect on southern coast

At the invitation of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne Minister of Youth & Sports, Honorable Namal Rajapaksa declared open the ‘Underwater Gallery Nilwella’ at Nilwella beach today (10th April 2021). Built with the contribution of the Sri Lanka Navy, this latest addition in the southern coast of Nilwella, would from here on attract more local and foreign holidaymakers towards this popular tourist destination.

10 Apr 2021

Rear Admiral Senarath Wijesooriya honoured in send-off salute

Relinquishing duties to which he was committed more than 34 years, Rear Admiral Senarath Wijesooriya retired from naval service today (09th April 2021).

09 Apr 2021

Navy continues operations to prevent illegal fishing practices by means of commercial explosives

The Navy carried out special operations in the Eastern Naval Command during the past week, with a view to prevent illegal fishing practices conducted using commercial explosives. During these operations, the Navy managed to nab 02 suspects with several commercial explosives devised for blast fishing.

09 Apr 2021

Navy apprehends 20 persons suspected to have attempted to illegally migrate from country

A special operation carried out by the Navy in Kondachchikuda, Silawathura made way for the apprehension of 20 individuals whom were suspected to have attempted to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea on 06th April 2021.

08 Apr 2021

Seventy two (72) senior and junior ratings receive interest free loans

Sri Lanka Navy granted an interest free loan worth Rs. 500,000 each to 43 senior sailors and Rs. 200,000 each to 29 junior sailors in the Leading Rate today (07th April 2021). The occasion to hand over cheques, amounting to Rs. 27.3 million in total, to the beneficiaries was presided over by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters.

07 Apr 2021

Eastern Naval Command supports to improve water sports skills of students of Tissa Vidyalaya

The Eastern Naval Command organized a water sport competition for the students and teachers of Tissa Vidyalaya in the Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee. The event was held in the Pepper Pot Jetty, inner harbour area Trincomalee on 05th April 2021. The tournament was organized by the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla with Seamanship School of Naval & Maritime Academy under the guidance of the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral YN Jayarathna. The prime motive of this competition was to develop the skills of the future generation in water sports and enticing them to engage in this exciting sport discipline in the future.

07 Apr 2021

Defence Secretary visits Defence Services College, Colombo

The Defence Secretary, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne visited the Defence Services College, Colombo on 05th April 2021. The occasion was also joined by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.

06 Apr 2021

Commander of the Navy embarks on visit to Northern Naval Command

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne embarked on an official visit to the Northern Naval Command on 03rd April 2021. The visit was also joined by President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne.

05 Apr 2021

Commander of the Navy opens ‘Brahmanawatte Dhammakiththi Tissa Maha Nahimi Memorial Pilgrimage Hall’ at Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya

The three-storied ‘Brahmanawatte Dhammakiththi Tissa Maha Nahimi Memorial Pilgrimage Hall’, built utilizing manpower made available by the Navy at Nagadeepa Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, was declared open under the patronage of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and with the attendance of President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne today (03rd April 2021).

03 Apr 2021

Navy emerge champions in Division I Inter-Club Women's One Day Cricket Tournament

The Sri Lanka Navy women's cricket team on 02nd April 2021 won the Inter Club Division I Women's One Day Cricket Championship organized by the Sri Lanka Cricket. The final was played at the Navy Cricket Ground in Welisara where the Navy managed to defeat Army ‘A’ women’s team by two wickets.

03 Apr 2021

Commander of the Navy opens new 'Dhathu Mandiraya' at Sri Abhinawarama Viharaya in Himbutana

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne presided over the opening ceremony of new ‘Dhathu Mandiraya’ at Sri Abhinawarama Viharaya in Himbutana, Mulleriyawa today (02nd April 2021).

02 Apr 2021

Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 10 million

A special operation conducted by the Navy in the coastal area of Wankaleipadu in Mannar on 30th March 2021, led to the seizure of over 33kg of Kerala cannabis.

01 Apr 2021

Navy lends helping hand for renovation of Roman Catholic Primary School in Niripola, Hanwella

The children’s playground and several other renovated facilities at Roman Catholic Primary School in Niripola, Hanwella were declared open for the benefit of school children on 29th March 2021. Dr. Miran Salgado along with his family members in the United States of America extended financial assistance for the school renovation which was undertaken by the Navy as one of its social responsibility initiatives.

01 Apr 2021

Commander of the Navy attends launching ceremony of ‘Haritha TV’

The maiden telecast of 'Haritha TV', launched by the board of governors of Sri Jinarathana Vocational Technical Training Center affiliated to the Gangarama Temple, Hunupitiya - Colombo, was inaugurated under the patronage of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the temple premises today (31st March 2021). The special event which marked another feat in television broadcasting was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.

31 Mar 2021

Navy takes hold of 10219 illegally harvested sea cucumbers

Naval operations carried out in Eastern, Northern, Northwestern and North Central Naval Commands in the past 02 weeks led to the seizure of 10219 sea cucumbers illegally harvested through night diving and apprehension of a group of individuals and diving gear used for this illegal act.

31 Mar 2021

Sudden fire erupted in fishing trawler at Dikkowita harbour smothered, averting severe destruction

Sri Lanka Navy’s Fire Fighting Unit sprang into action to douse a fire that suddenly broke out in a multi-day fishing trawler at the Dikkowita fishery harbour today (29th March 2021).

29 Mar 2021

Commander of the Navy attends Square Chamber treasure-depositing ceremony at Sandahiru Stupa

The religious ceremony held for the depositing of treasures at the Square Chamber of the Sandahiru Stupa got off the ground under the auspices of Defence Secretary General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne in the sacred city of Anuradhapura this morning (28th March 2021). Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne also attended this spiritual event that was held amidst a religious setting on the ‘Medin’ full moon poya day.

28 Mar 2021

377 recruits of 241st intake pass out at SLNS Shiksha, Poonewa

Three hundred and seventy seven (377) recruits of 241st intake of Sri Lanka Navy’s Regular and Volunteer Forces, passed out in Poonewa on 27th March 2021, after successful completion of their basic training.

28 Mar 2021

Oceanlust’s reef cleaning project kicks off with the attendance of Commander of the Navy

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne presided over the inauguration of 1st reef cleaning project in 2021 organized by ‘Oceanlust’ e-magazine at Malima Club House, Uswetakeiyawa today (27th March 2021). The main aim of the programme was to clean the natural coral reef extending northwards from the Kelani estuary and the neighboring shoreline.

27 Mar 2021

New Deputy Chief of Staff calls on Commander of the Navy

Rear Admiral Meril Sudarshana, after having assumed office as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy on 21st March 2021, called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (26th March 2021).

26 Mar 2021

Navy apprehends 05 Indian fishing vessels and 54 Indian nationals whilst poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Sri Lanka Navy in the dark hours on 24th March 2021 apprehended 05 Indian fishing vessels along with 54 Indian nationals while poaching close to Sri Lanka.

25 Mar 2021

27 naval artificer apprentices pass out in Welisara

The passing out parade of naval artificer apprentices of the 17th artificer intake of the Sri Lanka Navy was held at the main parade ground of Naval Institute of Technology in Welisara today (23rd March 2021). The ceremony was graced by Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, Rear Admiral Sanath Uthpala, as the Chief Guest.

23 Mar 2021