'Armed Forces Remembrance Day – 2022’ celebrated in dignified sequence

The solemn occasion of commemorating war veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice for the freedom of Motherland, at ‘Armed Forces Remembrance Day Commemoration Ceremony - 2022, was held at the Cenotaph War Memorial in the Viharamahadevi Park today (13th November 2022). The dignified ceremony, presided over by the Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne. ...

2022-11-13

Proceedings of 72nd Anniversary of Navy commence at Ruwanwelisaya and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

The symbolic Kanchuka Puja and Flag Blessing ceremonies organized in view of the 72nd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy were held under the auspices of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne along with the attendance of the President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne at the Ruwanwelisaya and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura on 09th and 10th November 2022. The Buddhist Association of Sri Lanka Navy organized these events to invoke blessings on the forthcoming Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy, falling on 09th December....

2022-11-10

Navy takes hold of over 2448kg of smuggled Kendu Leaves in Negombo

A special search operation carried out by the Navy in Duwa area, Negombo on 08th November 2022 made way for the seizure of over 2448kg of smuggled Kendu Leaves, 02 lorries, 01 dinghy and apprehension of 02 suspects....

2022-11-09

Navy and Coast Guard take hold of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 137 million gross street value in northern waters

A coordinated operation carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard in the sea area southeast of the Delft Island, Jaffna in the wee hours of 09th November 2022, led to the seizure of Kerala cannabis weighing over 458kg (wet weight) from a dinghy. ...

2022-11-09

National Hydrographer of the UK calls on Commander of the Navy

A delegation headed by the National Hydrographer of the United Kingdom, Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters on 08th November 2022....

2022-11-09

A suspect with over 08kg of heroin worth around Rs. 166 million gross street value apprehended in Beruwala

Sri Lanka Navy and Police Narcotic Bureau recovered about 08kg 304g of heroin (including packages) worth around Rs. 166 million in gross street value, during a special operation mounted in Dias Watta area, Beruwala on the morning of 07th November 2022. Meanwhile, the raiding party also apprehended a suspect in connection to the incident. ...

2022-11-08

Navy seizes local fishing trawler carrying over 331kg of heroin worth around Rs. 6622 - 13244 Mn gross street value in southern waters

A special operation conducted by the Navy in coordination with the Police Special Task Force and Police Narcotic Bureau off the Great Basses Reef Lighthouse Hambantota, led to the interception of a local fishing trawler carrying over 331kg of heroin (Including packages), worth around Rs. 6622 – 13244 million in gross street value and apprehension of 06 suspects on 05th November 2022. The drug-carrying trawler and the suspects were brought to the Galle Harbour this morning (07th November). Meanwhile, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne also arrived at the Galle Harbour to ...

2022-11-07

Katina Pinkama Ceremony of Sandahiru Seya held in Anuradhapura

The Katina Pinkama Ceremony of Sandahiru Seya in the sacred city of Anuradhapura was held on 03rd and 04th November 2022. The noblest annual religious ceremony held under the auspices of Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), was also attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne....

2022-11-06

Navy seizes two (02) poaching trawlers in island's waters

Sri Lanka Navy conducted a special operation in seas north of Talaimannar to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lanka’s waters on the evening of 05th November 2022. The operation led to the seizure of 02 Indian trawlers with 15 Indian fishermen, poaching in the island's waters....

2022-11-05

Inter-command Drill Competition concludes at SLNS Shiksha

The Inter-command Drill Competition came to a successful end at the main parade ground of SLNS Shiksha in Poonewa today (05th November 2022). The final round of the competition was graced by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne as the Chief Guest....

2022-11-05

32nd IMBL meeting concludes on successful note

The 32nd International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between the navies of India and Sri Lanka was held onboard SLNS Sayura at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line north of Kankesanthurai on 04th November 2022. ...

2022-11-05

Newly appointed Director General Sri Lanka Coast Guard calls on Commander of the Navy

Newly appointed Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Pujitha Vithana called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters 03rd November 2022. ...

2022-11-04

Deputy Head of Mission of Embassy of France meets Commander of the Navy

Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of France in Colombo, Mr Aurélien Maillet met with Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (03rd November 2022). ...

2022-11-03

Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana

Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana retired from naval service today (03rd November 2022), upon relinquishment of duties to which he was committed for nearly 35 years in the Sri Lanka Navy. ...

2022-11-03

Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 - the most recent addition to SLN fleet arrives at Port of Colombo

The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627, acquired to the Sri Lanka Navy from the United States (U.S.) Coast Guard, arrived at the Port of Colombo on the morning of 02nd November 2022. The ship began her home-bound journey from the Port of Seattle on 03rd September 2022 and arrived in Colombo after about 10656 nautical miles (19734 km) of sea passage. At the invitation of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, H.E. Julie Chung, Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), Chief of Def...

2022-11-02

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