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Rear Admiral Nalin Navarathna retires from naval service

Relinquishing duties to which he was committed over 33 years, Rear Admiral Nalin Navarathna retired from naval service today (21st April 2024)....

2024-04-21

Navy conducts blood donation campaign

As part of another Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) initiative, a blood donation campaign, organized by the Eastern Naval Command, was held at the Trincomalee General Hospital on 20th April 2024. ...

2024-04-20

Navy comes to aid, safely transfers injured foreign national ashore for medical attention

In a display of swift response, the Sri Lanka Navy today (20th April 2024) stepped in to provide crucial assistance in transferring a foreign national who was injured while aboard the Merchant Vessel MARIMAN off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The evacuation operation of the injured mariner was coordinated by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Colombo, when requested by the Merchant Vessel. The patient was rushed for immediate medical attention, upon being brought him to the port of Hambantota by the Navy....

2024-04-20

Commander of the Navy attends Indo-American Naval War College Conference Organized by Indian navy

The Indo-American Naval War College Conference, co-hosted by the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and Indian Naval War College, was attended by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera. The conference was held at the Indian Naval War College in Goa, from 16th to 18th April 2024....

2024-04-20

Press Release

Announcing a General Amnesty period from 20th April to 20th May 2024 for sailors, who have been Absent Without Leave (AWL), to obtain official discharge....

2024-04-20

Navy apprehends 17 persons for engaging in illegal fishing

The Navy nabbed 17 persons, along with 07 dinghies, for engaging in illegal fishing activities, during separate operations conducted in the sea areas of Kaddaikadu in Kilinochchi, Upparu in Muthur as well as the Nayaru Lagoon and Pudumathalan sea area in Mullaitivu on 17th and 18th April 2024. The individuals involved were caught by the Navy, whilst they were engaging in night diving, using unauthorized nets for fishing, and participating in light coarse fishing....

2024-04-19

Rear Admiral Damian Fernando assumes command of North Central Naval Command

Rear Admiral Damian Fernando, who was newly appointed as Commander North Central Naval Area, assumed duties at the Command Headquarters today (18th April 2024)....

2024-04-18

Navy apprehends 12 persons for engaging in illegal fishing

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 12 persons for engaging in illegal fishing, during separate operations conducted in the sea areas of Round Island, Trincomalee and Kaddaikadu, Kilinochchi on 17th April 2024. The individuals involved in light coarse fishing and fishing with unauthorized nets when the apprehensions were made. The operations also led to the seizure of 02 dinghies used for these illegal acts. ...

2024-04-18

Navy's conservation efforts release 82 sea turtle hatchlings into ocean

The Sri Lanka Navy set free 82 sea turtle hatchlings at the Panama beach on 16th April 2024, in a bid to save these endangered marine animal. The Commander Southeastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Thushara Karunathunga was also in attendance on this occasion where the hatchlings were released....

2024-04-18

Navy conducts blood donation campaign

As part of another Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) initiative, a blood donation campaign, organized by the Southern Naval Command, was held at the Command Hospital - Boossa in the Southern Naval Area on 17th April 2024....

2024-04-17

Navy apprehends 09 persons for fishing using unauthorized nets in eastern waters

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 09 persons for their involvement in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing nets and without valid license, during a search operation conducted in the sea area of Elephant Island, Trincomalee on 15th April 2024. The operation also led to the seizure of 02 dinghies used for these illegal activities....

2024-04-16

Navy apprehends 14 persons for fishing using unauthorized nets in eastern waters

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 14 persons for their involvement in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing nets, during a search operation conducted in the sea area of Round Island, Trincomalee on 14th April 2024. The operation also led to the apprehension of 04 dinghies along with unauthorized fishing nets. ...

2024-04-15

Rear Admiral Ravindra Tissera assumes duties as Director General Personnel

Rear Admiral Ravindra Tissera assumed duties as Director General Personnel of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Navy Headquarters today (15th April 2024)....

2024-04-15

Navy nabs 08 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in eastern waters

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 08 persons for their involvement in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing nets, during a search operation conducted in Upparu sea area of Muthur on 14th April 2024. A dinghy (01) and unauthorized fishing equipment used for this illegal act were also taken into the naval custody, during this operation. ...

2024-04-15

Local multi-day fishing trawler with crystal methamphetamine and heroin worth more than Rs. 3798 Mn gross street value seized by Navy off south coast

In another successful intelligence operation of the Sri Lanka Navy, a local multi-day fishing trawler (01) carrying a large haul of narcotics, with 06 suspects aboard, were intercepted about 133 nautical miles (about 246 km) off Dondra, south of Sri Lanka. The operation also resulted in the seizure of another local one-day fishing trawler (01) with 04 suspects, believed to have been there to fetch the consignment of narcotics mid-sea. The operation was mounted by deploying Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship (SLCG) Samudraraksha which made the apprehension on 12th April 2024. The haul of narcotics inc...

2024-04-14