Recently Graduated Navy Officers of Inaugural Course of National Defence College, Sri Lanka met the Commander of the Navy, prior to take up their New Appointments

The Navy officers who successfully completed the National Security and Strategic Studies Course No. 1 of National Defence College, Sri Lanka, met Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (23rd September 2022). The ceremonial graduation was held at the NDC premises on 14 th September 2022, on termination of the course. ...

2022-09-23

Navy takes hold of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 46 million street value

Sri Lanka Navy took hold of a consignment of Kerala cannabis weighing over 155kg, during a special search operation in Ilanthadiya, Norochcholai this morning (23rd September 2022). The operation also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with 02 cars and 02 motorcycles....

2022-09-23

Navy apprehends 12 would-be illegal immigrants in Mannar

The Navy apprehended 12 persons who are suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea. The apprehension was made during a special operation conducted in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on the night of 22nd September 2022....

2022-09-23

Navy renders assistance to bring ashore ill fisherman for treatment

Sri Lanka Navy brought ashore a fisherman who fell ill while at sea and rushed him to the hospital for treatment today (23rd September 2022). The fisherman who was aboard a local multiday fishing trawler, in seas about 65 nautical miles (about 120 km) northeast of the Foul Point, Trincomalee, had suddenly fallen ill and was in need of medical attention....

2022-09-23

Norwegian Ambassador in Colombo attends closing ceremony of FVBO training in Trincomalee

The closing ceremony of Fishing Vessel Boarding Operation (FVBO) training course, conducted with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was held in Trincomalee on 22nd September 2022. The event was graced by the Norwegian Ambassador in Colombo, H.E. Trine Jøranli Eskedal. ...

2022-09-23

Navy SC wins under 24 open rugby 7s championship and crowned plate champion in Nippon Paint Inter Club Rugby League

The Navy Sports Club (SC) won the western province under 24 open rugby 7s championship and crowned as plate champion in the Nippon Paint Inter Club Rugby League 2021/2022 recent rugby encounters. Calling on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne who is also the President of Navy Sports Board at the Navy Headquarters today (21st September 2022), the winning captains of respective teams shared a moment with Commander of the Navy with the trophies clinched by the Navy. ...

2022-09-21

45th edition of ‘Sayurusara’ magazine published

The 45th edition of the ‘Sayurusara’ magazine published by the Navy Media was presented to the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne by the Chief Editor of the magazine, Lieutenant Commander (VNF) SR Sudusinghe at the Navy Headquarters today (21st September 2022)....

2022-09-21

Defence Attaché of Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands calls on Commander of the Navy

Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in India and accredited to Sri Lanka, Captain Robert van Bruinessen called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (21st September 2022)....

2022-09-21

Navy wins gold and bronze medals as most popular and best government website

‘The official website of Sri Lanka Navy (www.navy.lk) was recognized with a gold medal for the most popular government website category and a bronze medal for the best government website category at the BestWeb.lk 2022 competition, hosted by LK Domain Registry. The respective medals won by the Navy in the competition were presented to Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters on 20th September 2022. ...

2022-09-21

Navy seizes 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 night of 19th/sup> September 2022. The operation led to the seizure of an Indian trawler with 08 Indian nationals poaching in island’s waters off Kovilan Lighthouse, Kankasanthurai. ...

2022-09-20

Commander of the Navy presides enshrinement of sacred relics and unveiling of spire of Swarnapinda Chaithya in Kithulkote

The spiritual ceremony which saw the enshrinement of sacred relics in stupa and unveiling of spire of historic Swarnapinda Chaithya in Kithulkote was held under the patronage of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Chandima Ulugetenne at the Rathana Sadaham Meditation Center, Kithulkote in Thanamalwila on 18th September 2022. The meritorious deed was organized with the contribution of Sri Lanka Navy’s Buddhist Association. ...

2022-09-19

Newly-introduced NDC insignia presented to Commander of the Navy

The newly-introduced insignia for the officers of tri-services and Police, who successfully completed the course of National Defence College (NDC), was presented to Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne by the Commandant NDC, Major General Amal Karunasekara (Retd) at the Navy Headquarters on 16th September 2022. ...

2022-09-19

Sri Lanka Navy mourns passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

As messages of condolence flood in at the end of British monarch’s 70-year reign, Sri Lanka Navy, pays its highest tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on 08th September 2022....

2022-09-18

Navy launches beach cleaning drives coinciding with International Coastal Cleanup Day and Marine Resources Conservation Week

Sri Lanka Navy conducted several cleanup drives in beach areas covering all naval commands this morning (17th September 2022), in parallel with the International Coastal Cleanup Day and Marine Resources Conservation Week....

2022-09-17

Navy nabs 26 more persons suspected to be on illegal migration attempt in northern waters

The Navy apprehended 26 persons along with a dinghy and a local multiday fishing trawler, during a patrol and search operation conducted off Veththalakerni in northern waters on 15th and 16th September 2022. The group of individuals are suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea, when they were apprehended by the Navy....

2022-09-16

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