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Navy seizes poaching trawler in Sri Lankan waters

The Sri Lanka Navy conducted a special operation to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lankan waters in the wee hours of 18th June 2024. The operation led to the seizure of 01 Indian trawler and apprehension of 04 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters off the Delft Island, Jaffna. ...

2024-06-18

Navy Welfare Directorate provides electric wheelchair and air mattress to sailor disabled in the line of duty

In a heartfelt gesture of support towards the naval family, the Welfare Directorate of the Sri Lanka Navy donated an electric wheelchair and an air mattress to Leading Seaman (Drill Instructor) WAPS Weerasinghe (Retd), who had sustained injuries in the line of duty. The donation was made at his house on 17th June 2024....

2024-06-18

Two (02) suspects with about 702kg of smuggled Tendu leaves held in Puttalam

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the Daluwa area of Puttalam on 15th June 2024 resulted in the apprehension of 02 suspects and the seizure of approximately 702kg (wet weight) of Tendu leaves, suspected to have been smuggled into the country. Additionally, the Navy also confiscated a three-wheeler made ready to transfer the consignment. ...

2024-06-16

Western Naval Command wins Inter-Command Football Championship - 2024

The Inter - Command Football Championship – 2024 was held at the soccer ground of Welisara Naval Complex from 07th to 13th June 2024. The overall championship of the tournament was won by the Western Naval Command. ...

2024-06-16

Navy seizes local fishing trawler carrying about 131kg of heroin, valued over Rs. 3250 million, concealed in secret chambers of its hull

Based on intelligence information received from the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, the Sri Lanka Navy seized a local multi-day fishing trawler, on suspicion of smuggling drugs, during a special operation carried out about 356 nautical miles (700km) off the Dondra Head, in southern waters. The Navy deployed SLNS Parakramabahu for this special operation in which 06 suspects in connection to the illegal act were also held. The fishing trawler was escorted to Galle harbour, where a thorough inspection led to the discovery of 131 kg 754 g of heroin concealed in secret chambers of its hull. The seized narco...

2024-06-16

New batch of 458 Navy recruits completes training in Boossa

In a vibrant ceremony, a total of four hundred and fifty-eight (458) recruits from the 254th intake of the Sri Lanka Navy's Regular and Volunteer Forces passed out at the main parade ground of SLNS Nipuna, Boossa on 14th June 2024. Among these recruits, 355 belonged to the Regular Force, while the remaining 103 were from the Volunteer Force of the Sri Lanka Navy....

2024-06-15

Navy seizes local multi-day fishing trawler on suspicion of smuggling narcotics

A special operation mounted by the Navy led to the interception of a local multi-day fishing trawler, on suspicion of smuggling narcotics, on the high seas about 400 nautical miles (740km) south of Sri Lanka. The trawler was escorted to the Galle harbour as of this evening (14th June). It is suspected that the trawler has smuggled about 150kg of heroin and thorough search of the trawler is currently underway by the Navy. ...

2024-06-14

Australian High Commission provides educational resources to Naval and Maritime Academy

In a gesture aimed at bolstering the educational resources of the Sri Lanka Navy, the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka provided a collection of books to the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee. The event in this regard took place today (14th June 2024) at the Navy Headquarters, where the books were symbolically presented to Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, the Commander of the Navy by Colonel Amanda Johnston, the Defence Advisor of Australian High Commission in Colombo....

2024-06-14

Navy nabs 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in northern waters

The Navy nabbed 15 persons for engaging in fishing with unauthorized nets, during search operations conducted in the sea areas of Vaththirayan and Nagar Kovil in Jaffna on 13th June 2024. The operations also led to the seizure of 04 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear employed for these illegal acts....

2024-06-14

Navy seizes stock of Kerala cannabis valued over Rs.109 million

Separate search operations conducted by the Navy on 13th June 2024 in the Kankesanthurai sea area and in the Thalayadi beach area of Jaffna with the Police Special Task Force (STF), led to the seizure of Kerala cannabis, weighing over 273kg. ...

2024-06-13

Commodore Prashantha Anthony assumes duties as Acting Director General Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Commodore Prashantha Anthony assumed duties as Acting Director General Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Navy Headquarters today (13th June 2024). ...

2024-06-13

Rear Admiral Wiraj Leelarathna honoured in send-off salute

Relinquishing duties to which he was committed over 34 years, Rear Admiral Wiraj Leelarathna retired from naval service today (13th June 2024)....

2024-06-13

Navy apprehends 16 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in northern waters

The Navy nabbed 16 persons for engaging in illegal fishing practices, during a search operation conducted in the sea area of Kadeikadu, Jaffna on 12th June 2024. The operation also led to the seizure of 08 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear employed for these illegal acts. ...

2024-06-13

Trincomalee children benefit from Navy's mobile dental services

In view of World Oral Health Day 2024, the Sri Lanka Navy conducted a mobile dental service for children of Trincomalee area on 11th and 12th June 2024. ...

2024-06-12

A suspect with 4600 foreign cigarettes held in Ragama

A combined search operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in the Podiweekumbura area of Ragama on 11th June 2024 led to the arrest of a suspect with about 4600 foreign cigarettes. ...

2024-06-12