478 recruits of 245th intake pass out in Poonewa on completion of basic training

A colourful Passing out Parade (POP), which marked the successful culmination of the basic training of 478 recruits (including 116 women recruits) of the 245th intake of Sri Lanka Navy’s Regular and Volunteer Forces, was held at the main parade ground of SLNS Shiksha, Poonewa on 30th July 2022....

2022-07-31

Navy lends helping hand to devotees engaged in ‘Paada Yaathra’ from Jaffna to Katharagama

Sri Lanka Navy, as it has been the practice, is lending its helping hand to devotees who are engaged in foot pilgrimage, known as ‘Paada Yaathra’ along the route from the entrance of Kumana National Park to Kumbukkan Oya. The traditional foot pilgrimage marches from Jaffna to Sella Kathragama annually, with the participation of many devotees. ...

2022-07-31

Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Thilak Sigera

Sri Lanka Navy today (28th July 2022) bade farewell to Rear Admiral Thilak Sigera who retired from his distinguished naval service that spanned over 35 years....

2022-07-28

Navy nabs 03 suspects with smuggled gold worth over Rs. 09 million in Pesalai

Sri Lanka Navy seized about 470 g of gold and a conch shell (Valampuri) attempted to be smuggled from the country, during a special operation carried out in seas off Kurusapadu in Pesalai, Mannar in the dark hours of 25th July 2022. The operation also led to the apprehension of 03 suspects in connection to the racket. ...

2022-07-26

Rear Admiral Harindra Ekanayake takes over command of Southern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Harindra Ekanayake assumed duties as Commander Southern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters today (25th July 2022)....

2022-07-25

Navy volunteers to clean Crow Island beach

A beach cleaning programme organized by the Navy was held at the Crow Island beach in Mattakkuliya on 24th July 2022....

2022-07-25

Navy-built RO plant vested in public at Maithreegama, Palugaswewa

The Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant built as part of the Naval Social Responsibility Project was declared open for community use at Maithreegama in Palugaswewa, Anuradhapura on 24th July 2022. ...

2022-07-25

Naval Dockyard in Northern Naval Command recognized with certification of ISO 45001:2018

The awarding of ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Management System certificate to the Naval Dockyard in Northern Naval Command was held at Fort Hammenhiel Resort Karainagar on 21st July 2022. The event was held under the patronage of Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of Standards Institution, Sri Lanka, Dr (Mrs) Siddika Senarathne and Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Aruna Thennakoon. ...

2022-07-24

Navy nabs a suspect with Kerala cannabis worth over of Rs. 4 million street value in Mannar

A special search operation conducted by the Navy in Pesalai, Mannar in the dark hours on 23rd July 2022 lead to the apprehension of a suspect with about 14kg and 980g of Kerala cannabis. ...

2022-07-24

Defence Secretary paid floral tribute to War Hero Monument in Trincomalee

A ceremony to commemorate fallen war veterans was held under the auspices of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) and with the attendance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne was held at the War Hero Monument in the Naval Dockyard Trincomalee this morning (23rd July 2022). Recalling those brave souls of the nation, who made enormous sacrifices for the defence of the country, the Defence Secretary and Commander of the Navy paid floral tributes to them at the War Hero Monument....

2022-07-23

Thirty-six (36) Midshipmen bestowed to the nation after dignified commissioning ceremony in Trincomalee

The commissioning of Midshipmen of the 35th (Technical) and 36th intakes of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was held triumphantly at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee on 22nd July 2022. The eventful ceremony marked the culmination of the basic training period of 36 Midshipmen who were groomed as prospective naval officers at KDU and NMA. At the invitation of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) graced the event as the Chief Guest and took the salute....

2022-07-23

Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt and apprehends 33 individuals

Sri Lanka Navy apprehend 33 individuals, suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea, during a search operation carried out in seas off Negombo this morning ( 21st July 2022). ...

2022-07-21

Navy seizes poaching trawler in Mannar seas

Sri Lanka Navy seized an Indian trawler with 06 Indian fishermen aboard for poaching in the island's waters, during a patrol carried out in the seas north of Mannar on the night of 20th July 2022. ...

2022-07-21

Over Rs 172 million worth Kerala cannabis and 02 suspects held in northern waters

Sri Lanka Navy seized a dinghy carrying about 575kg and 600g (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis and held 02 suspects, during a special operation carried out in seas off Old Casuarina Beach of Karainagar, Jaffna in the dark hours of 19th July 2022. ...

2022-07-20

Commander of the Navy extends best wishes to newly appointed U.S. Defence Attaché

An official interaction among the Defence Attaché designate at the Embassy of United States in Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony C. Nelson, the incumbent U.S. Defence Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Travis Cox and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne was held at the Navy Headquarters today (19th July 2022)....

2022-07-19

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