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Twenty-five (25) Midshipmen embark on their naval careers as commissioned officers in Trincomalee

The commissioning of Midshipmen of the 36th and 37th intakes (Technical) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was held at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee on 18th July 2024. At the invitation of Commandant NMA, Commodore Rohan Joseph, the ceremony was graced by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, as the Chief Guest. The Guest of Honour of the distinguished occasion was Brigadier Michael Rosette, Chief of Defence Forces, Seychelles. ...

2024-07-19

Navy undertakes cleaning programme following Jaffna-Sella Kataragama foot pilgrimage

The Navy organized a cleaning programme at Bagure lagoon area in the Kumana National Park on 17th July 2024, to collect and dispose of solid waste, including plastic and polythene, left behind by devotees who participated in the foot pilgrimage from Jaffna to Sella Kataragama....

2024-07-18

Navy recovers about 778kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Puttalam

A search operation conducted by the Navy in the beach vicinity stretching from Wellamundalama to Kolankanaththa in Puttalam in the evening of 17th July 2024 led to the recovery of about 778kg (wet weight) of dried turmeric. It is suspected that the consignment of dried turmeric was smuggled into the country via sea routes. ...

2024-07-18

A suspect held with Pregabalin capsules in Trincomalee

A search operation conducted by the Navy and Police Special Task Force (STF) led to the arrest of a suspect (01) with 350 Pregabalin capsules which had been made ready to sell. The coordinated operation was mounted at the Abayapura Junction in Trincomalee on 17th July 2024. ...

2024-07-18

Navy recovers approx. 226kg of smuggled Tendu leaves in Kalpitiya

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the Kudawa beach area of Kalpitiya today (17th July 2024) resulted in the recovery of approx. 226kg of Tendu leaves, suspected to have been smuggled into the country....

2024-07-17

Children in Ampara benefit from Navy's mobile dental clinics

In view of World Oral Health Day, the Sri Lanka Navy conducted a series of mobile dental clinics for children of Ampara area on 15th and 16th July 2024. ...

2024-07-17

DSCSC Commandant pays courtesy call on Commander of the Navy

The Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Major General Kapila Dolage called on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at Navy Headquarters today (16th July 2024). ...

2024-07-16

National Sea & Air Farers Sunday Service held at St. Peter’s Church in Fort

The National Sea & Air Farers Sunday Service was successfully held at the St. Peter’s Church in Fort, Colombo on 14th July 2024. The event was attended by the President of the Navy Christian Council, Rear Admiral Damian Fernando and a group of naval personnel. ...

2024-07-15

Chief of Defence Forces, Seychelles calls on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy

The Chief of Defence Forces, Seychelles Brigadier Michael Rosette who is currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka, called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters today (15th July 2024)....

2024-07-15

Navy-built pilgrims’ hall of Deegavapiya Chaithya declared open in parallel with depositing of relics and treasures

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President and Commander - in - Chief of the Armed Forces of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka deposited relics and treasures at the historic Deegavapiya Chaithya on 14th July 2024. ...

2024-07-15

Chief of Defence Forces, Seychelles Brigadier Michael Rosette arrives the island on official visit

The Chief of the Defence Forces, Seychelles, Brigadier Michael Rosette arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake this morning (14th July 2024) on an eight-day official visit. The visiting Chief of the Defence Forces, Seychelles was welcomed by Naval Officer in Charge (Welisara), Commodore Prasad Jayasinghe....

2024-07-14

Rear Admiral Saman Perera honoured in send-off salute

Relinquishing duties to which he was committed for nearly 35 years, Rear Admiral Saman Perera retired from naval service today (13th July 2024)....

2024-07-13

Rear Admiral Chinthaka Kumarasinghe assumes duties as Commander Western Naval Area

Rear Admiral Chinthaka Kumarasinghe assumed duties as Commander Western Naval Area at the Western Naval Command Headquarters today (12th July 2024)....

2024-07-12

Turkish Naval Ship TCG Kinaliada departs island concluding formal visit

TCG Kinaliada of the Turkish Naval Forces, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 09th July 2024, departed the island today (12th July), on successful completion of her formal visit. The Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ship at the Colombo port, following naval traditions....

2024-07-12

Navy conducts blood donation campaign in Northwestern Naval Command

As part of another Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) initiative, a blood donation campaign was held at the Northwestern Naval Command Hospital today (12th July 2024)....

2024-07-12