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Navy men's and women's Kabaddi teams shine at Kabaddi tournament held in Thambuththegama

The Navy women's Kabaddi team won the championship in a Kabaddi tournament held at the Mahaweli ground, Thambuththegama on 24th February 2024. In the meantime, the men's Kabaddi team of the Navy also secured third place in the tournament....

2024-02-26

Sri Lanka Navy facilitates successful annual feast at St. Anthony’s Church in Kachchativu

The annual feast of St. Anthony’s Church in Kachchativu was held on a successful note on 23rd and 24th February 2024. Kachchativu is an islet belonging to Sri Lanka, located close to the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) of Sri Lanka and India. The main mass of the church festival was conducted by the Vicar General of the Jaffna Diocese Rev. Fr. Josephdas Jebaratnam. The proceedings of the event had been organised under the guidance of the District Secretary of Jaffna, Mr. A Sivabalasundaram. The main mass was attended by the Secretary to the President, Mr Saman Ekanayake, Commande...

2024-02-25

U.S. delegation including Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources visits SLNS Vijayabahu

A U.S. delegation, including the Deputy Secretary of State for Management & Resources and the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Richard R. Verma and the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, H.E. Julie Chung visited SLNS Vijayabahu today (23rd February 2024). The occasion was also joined by a group of officials including the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera. ...

2024-02-23

Inter-Command Volleyball Championship 2024 concludes with victories to Eastern and Western Naval Commands

The Navy Inter-Command Volleyball Championship – 2024, held from 18th to 22nd February, concluded with thrilling matches at SLNS Tissa. The Eastern Naval Command emerged as the champion in the men's category and in the women's category, the Western Naval Command displayed its dominance....

2024-02-23

Foundation stone laid for four-storied holiday bungalow in Katharagama

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera today (22nd February 2024) laid a foundation stone for a four-storied holiday bungalow in Katharagama. This proposed project, encompassing modern amenities, will improve the welfare facilities available for naval personnel visiting Katharagama. ...

2024-02-22

Navy-built 995th RO plant declared open at Serana Primary School in Mahiyangana

Another Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, built as part of the Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) project of the Sri Lanka Navy, was declared open at the Serana Primary School in Arawatta, Mahiyangana on 21st February 2024. This is the 995th RO plant built by the Navy going by its magnanimous NSR initiative. ...

2024-02-22

Navy apprehends a suspect with commercial explosives in Mannar

A special search operation carried out by the Navy with Police in the Pallemunai area, Mannar this morning (21st February 2024) led to the arrest of a person with 650 water gel sticks – a type of commercial explosive. The arrest was made while the suspect was carrying them in a bus. ...

2024-02-21

Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake appointed as Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President and Commander - in - Chief of the Armed Forces of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka appointed Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake as the Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy effective from 16th January 2024. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera formally handed over the letter of appointment in this regard to Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake at the Navy Headquarters today (21st February 2024) and expressed his best wishes. ...

2024-02-21

Rear Admiral Nilantha Hewavitharane assumes command of Commandant Volunteer Naval Force

Rear Admiral Nilantha Hewavitharane, who was appointed as Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, assumed duties at the Volunteer Naval Force (VNF) Headquarters today (20th February 2024). ...

2024-02-20

SLNS Samudura leaves for Maldives to take part in Exercise Dosti – XVI

Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Samudura today (20th February 2024) left for the Maldives from the port of Colombo to take part in Exercise Dosti – XVI. The trilateral exercise ‘Dosti’ is scheduled to be held in Male from 22nd to 25th February. ...

2024-02-20

Navy nabs 02 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves in Kalpitiya sea area

A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the sea area of Baththalangunduwa, Kalpitiya on 19th February 2024 led to the apprehension of 02 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves weighing about 1471kg (wet weight) by a dinghy. ...

2024-02-20

Ambassador of France for Indo-Pacific meets with Commander of the Navy

H.E. Marc ABENSOUR, the French Ambassador for the Indo-Pacific met with the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters in Colombo today (19th February 2024). ...

2024-02-19

IRINS Bushehr and Tonb depart island after concluding their formal visit

IRINS Bushehr and Tonb, the two Iranian Naval Ships which arrived in Colombo on 16th February 2024, departed the island today (19th February) on successful completion of their formal visit. The Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ships at the port of Colombo, in accordance with naval traditions....

2024-02-19

Navy becomes overall champions in Nippon Women’s Rugby League 2023/24

The Sri Lanka Navy became the overall champions in Nippon Women’s Rugby League 2023/24, 10-a-side tournament, held from 08th December 2023 to 18th February 2024. ...

2024-02-19

CISM Day Run - 2024 flagged off in Colombo

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run was flagged off under the patronage of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva in Colombo today (18th February 2024). Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera also attended the CISM Day Run - 2024....

2024-02-18