Islamic prayers invoke blessings on 72nd Anniversary of Navy

A special Islamic prayer session was held at the Jummah Mosque, Chatham Street today (02nd December 2022) to invoke blessings on the forthcoming 72nd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy, falling on 09th December 2022. ...

2022-12-02

Hindu Puja invokes blessings on Navy’s 72nd Anniversary

A special Puja of Hindu tradition invoked the blessings on the forthcoming 72nd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Sri Ponnambalawaneswarar Kovil, Colombo today (01st December 2022)....

2022-12-01

Five (05) poaching trawlers held in northern waters during special operation conducted by Navy and Coast Guard

Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard conducted a special operation in northern waters to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lanka’s waters on the evening of 28th November 2022. The operation led to the seizure of 05 Indian trawlers with 24 Indian fishermen, poaching in island’s waters off the Kovilan Lighthouse, Kareinagar, Jaffna....

2022-11-29

Commander of the Navy felicitates Navy medalists for making country proud at World Carrom Championship

Able Seaman Nishantha Fernando and Women Able Seaman Joseph Roshita who won silver and bronze medals at the 08th World Carrom Championship 2022 called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (28th November 2022). During the brief interaction, Commander of the Navy admired their achievement and awarded cash incentives to both players in appreciation of their effort which delivered laurels to the country. ...

2022-11-28

All-night Pirith Chanting and Alms Giving ceremonies invoke blessings on 72nd Anniversary of Navy

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne along with the President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne attended All-night Pirith Chanting and Alms Giving ceremonies held at the Welisara Naval Complex on 25th and 26th November 2022. The meritorious events were organized by the Buddhist Association of the Navy to invoke blessings on the forthcoming 72nd Anniversary (09th December) of the Sri Lanka Navy....

2022-11-26

Winners of Navy Public Speaking Competition – 2022 and Admiral Clancy Fernando Memorial Essay Competition recognized with certificates and prizes

The winners of Navy Public Speaking Competition - 2022 and Admiral Clancy Fernando Memorial Essay Competition - 2022 received certificates and prizes during a ceremony presided by Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera, at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium, Navy Headquarters on 24th November 2022. ...

2022-11-25

Pride of SLN fleet - P 627 commissioned as SLNS ‘Vijayabahu’

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe commissioned the Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627, the recent inclusion to the fleet of Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), as SLNS ‘Vijayabahu’ at the East Container Terminal of the Port of Colombo on 22nd November 2022. At the invitation of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, this milestone event was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, H.E. Julie Chung, Governor of the North-Western Province Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda, Chief of Staff to the President and Senior Advisor ...

2022-11-23

Kerala Cannabis worth over Rs. 07 million held in Nachchikuda, Mannar

Sri Lanka Navy held a lorry transporting over 24kg of Kerala Cannabis and apprehended 02 suspects, during a search operation carried out in Nachchikuda, Mannar on 22nd November 2022. ...

2022-11-22

Navy receives blessings at Joint Christian Commemoration & Thanksgiving Service in view of its 72nd Anniversary

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne along with the President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Chandima Ulugetenne attended the Joint Christian Commemoration & Thanksgiving Service at St. Lucia’s Cathedral in Kotahena on18th November 2022. The event was organized by the Navy Christian Council in line with a series of multi religious events organized to invoke blessings on the 72nd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy (09th December). ...

2022-11-19

Australian High Commissioner meets with Commander of the Navy

A delegation led by the High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka, H.E. Paul Stephens met with Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters on 18th November 2022....

2022-11-19

Navy General Hospital provides laboratory and clinical facilities to Faculty of Dental Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura

The Directorate of Dental Services of Sri Lanka Navy organized a familiarization programme for the undergraduates of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the Navy General Hospital (NGH), Colombo on 28th October 2022....

2022-11-17

Merits invoked on naval war heroes laid down their lives in Nagatevanturai and Pooneryn

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne attended a meritorious event of alms giving, organized at the Naval Detachment (ND) Nagatevanturai on 16th November 2022, to transfer merit on a group of naval war veterans who laid down their lives in Nagatevanturai and Pooneryn, Jaffna. On 11th November 1993, 114 brave sons of the Sri Lanka Navy made supreme sacrifice for the nation, in averting a terrorist attack on ND Nagatevanturai and Pooneryn camp....

2022-11-17

Navy takes hold of poaching trawler in northern waters

Sri Lanka Navy conducted a special operation to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lanka’s waters on the evening of 16th November 2022. The operation has led to the seizure of an Indian trawler with 14 Indian fishermen poaching in the island's waters off Mamunei in Veththalakerni, Jaffna....

2022-11-17

Media Announcement


Declaration of General Amnesty to armed-service absentees to obtain official discharge from 15th November to 31st December 2022

Official discharge of naval personnel who are absent without leave prior 25th October 2022 will be considered, after they report to the nearest naval establishment, within the aforementioned period....

2022-11-15

Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 12 million gross street value in northern waters

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a dinghy which was carrying Kerala cannabis weighing over 41kg (in wet weight), during a special operation conducted in the sea area off the Kalmunai Point, Jaffna in the wee hours of today (14th November 2022). The operation also led to the apprehension of a suspect (01) in connection to the incident. ...

2022-11-14

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