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Navy's swift action saves family of three from flood in Mundalama

The Sri Lanka Navy today (20th May 2024) demonstrated remarkable efficiency in a rescue operation that saved a family of three from the clutches of a minor flood in Mundalama area of Puttalam, following inclement weather prevailing in the country....

2024-05-20

Navy conducts CBRN training programme in Hambantota

The Sri Lanka Navy successfully conducted a training exercise focused on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) readiness at the port of Hambantota on 17th May 2024. CBRN hazards pose significant threats to both public safety and security due to their potential for catastrophic consequences....

2024-05-20

Navy conducts blood donation campaign in Southeastern Naval Command

As part of another Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) initiative, a blood donation campaign, organized by the Southeastern Naval Command, was held at its Command Hospital on 19th May 2024. ...

2024-05-20

Inter Command Musketry Championship 2024 concludes in North Central Naval Command

The Inter Command Musketry Championship 2024 was held at the firing range of SLNS Shiksha from 15th to 17th May 2024. At the invitation of Chairman Sri Lanka Navy Musketry, Commodore Nishan Ranaweera the final day of the competition was graced by Commander North Central Naval Area Rear Admiral Damian Fernando, as the Chief Guest....

2024-05-19

Prime Minister Chief Guest at National War Heroes’ Day Commemoration in Battaramulla

The Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena on 19th May 2024 presided over the National War Heroes’ Day Commemoration 2024 held at the National War Heroes’ Monument in Battaramulla. The ceremony held in a dignified sequence was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera....

2024-05-19

Navy constructs narcotics incineration facility in Puttalam

The Sri Lanka Navy enabled its manpower and industrial expertise to construct a facility for incineration of narcotics which are seized during operations. The facility made available in Wanathavilluwa, Puttalam was declared open by the Minister of Public Security, Hon. Tiran Alles on 18th May 2024. ...

2024-05-19

34th JNSC concludes with graduation ceremony at NMA

The 34th Junior Naval Staff Course (JNSC-34) came to a successful end at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA). The graduation ceremony of JNSC-34 was held on 17th May 2024 under the patronage of Commander Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Kanchana Banagoda, at the invitation of Commandant NMA Rear Admiral Buddhika Liyanagamage....

2024-05-19

Navy apprehends 22 persons for engaging in illegal fishing

The Navy nabbed 22 persons who were engaging in illegal fishing practices, during separate operations conducted in the sea areas of Nagar Kovil and Kudarappu, Kilinochchi and Adukkupadu, Trincomalee on 17th May 2024. The operations also led to the seizure of 07 dinghies, about 400 sea cucumbers and unauthorized fishing gear employed for these illegal acts....

2024-05-18

Navy aids in rescue of fishermen from distressed local fishing trawler in eastern waters

In a search and rescue operation led by the Sri Lanka Navy, in coordination with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Colombo, 03 fishermen from a distressed local fishing vessel were rescued off the east coast of Sri Lanka, about 42 nautical miles (77km) off the Batticaloa Lighthouse on 17th May 2024. One (01) of the rescued individuals was transferred to Trincomalee by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard for medical attention, while the remaining two (02) were transferred to Valaichchenai by another fishing vessel that was in the vicinity....

2024-05-18

Sea Vision Operator Course concludes on successful note

The Sea Vision Operator Course, organized by the Office of the Defence Cooperation of the Embassy of the United States to Sri Lanka, was successfully held at the Light House Galley in Colombo from 13th to 17th May 2024....

2024-05-18

Navy designs 02 medical grade RO plants for Hemodialysis Unit at National Hospital - Kandy

As part of the Naval Social Responsibility Project, 02 medical grade Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants designed for the Hemodialysis Unit at National Hospital – Kandy were declared open for community use on 17th May 2024....

2024-05-18

3146 Sailors advanced on 15th Victory Day anniversary

Coinciding with the 15th Victory Day anniversary 3146 sailors have been advanced to their next higher rates by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, with the approval of Hon. President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces....

2024-05-18

Twenty (20) naval artificer apprentices pass out after successful completion of training at Naval Institute of Technology

On successful completion of their training at Naval Institute of Technology (NIT) in Welisara, 20 naval artificer apprentices of the 20th artificer intake of NIT passed out at the main parade ground of NIT in Welisara today (17th May 2024). At the invitation of Acting Training Commander, Commander RS De Soyza, the ceremony was graced by Director General Civil Engineering, Rear Admiral Hiran Balasooriya, as the Chief Guest....

2024-05-17

Navy apprehends 08 persons for engaging in illegal fishing

The Navy nabbed 08 persons for engaging in illegal fishing practices, during separate operations conducted in the sea areas of Ambalanpokkanei, Mullaitivu and Poduwakattu, Trincomalee on 16th May 2024. The operations also led to the seizure of 03 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear employed for these illegal acts....

2024-05-17

Rear Admiral Kanchana Banagoda assumes duties as Commander Eastern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Kanchana Banagoda, who was newly appointed as Commander Eastern Naval Area, assumed duties at the Command Headquarters in Trincomalee today (16th May 2024). ...

2024-05-16