Navy renders assistance to snuff out fire at mill

The Navy was pressed into action to put out a sudden fire erupted at a mill in Werella area, Wattala in the wee hours of today (27th January 2023). ...

2023-01-27

Navy seizes over 1447kg of smuggled Kendu leaves in Negombo

Sri Lanka Navy took hold of over 1447kg of smuggled Kendu leaves, during a special operation carried out in the lagoon and sea area of Negombo on 26th January 2023. ...

2023-01-27

CARAT – 2023 concludes, strengthening maritime cooperation

The Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) – 2023 bilateral exercise successfully concluded in Sri Lanka today (26th January 2023). Hosted by the U.S. Pacific Fleet in partnership with the Sri Lanka Navy, CARAT – 2023 Exercise was held in Colombo, Trincomalee and Mullikulam from 19th to 25th January....

2023-01-26

U.S. Seventh Fleet Vice Commander calls on Commander of the Navy

A U.S. Navy delegation headed by U.S. Seventh Fleet Vice Commander, Rear Admiral Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters in Colombo today (26th January 2023). ...

2023-01-26

38 Sri Lankans attempted to illegally enter Réunion Island of France via sea repatriated to Sri Lanka by air

Authorities of the Réunion Island of France repatriated 38 Sri Lankan nationals to Sri Lanka by air on the evening of 25th January 2023. Reportedly, the group of Sri Lankans was apprehended as they were attempting to migrate to the Réunion Island illegally via sea. ...

2023-01-26

Defence Adviser at High Commission of Pakistan calls on Commander of the Navy

The Defence Adviser at High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo, Colonel Muhammed Safdar Khan called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters today (25th January 2023). ...

2023-01-25

Navy apprehends 03 suspects with Kerala cannabis worth more than Rs. 16 Mn gross street value in northern waters

The Navy seized more than 49kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis, during a special search operation carried out off the Delft Island in Jaffna today (25th January 2023). The operation also led to the apprehension of 03 suspects along with a dingy in connection to the illegal act....

2023-01-25

Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 20 Mn. seized in Analathivu, Jaffna

Sri Lanka Navy and Police seized over 60kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis, during a combined search operation carried out in the beach area of the Analathivu Island in Jaffna on 24th January 2023....

2023-01-24

Navy seizes over 1105kg of smuggled Kendu leaves in Dungalpitiya Lagoon Area, Negombo

A special search operation conducted by the Navy in Dungalpitiya Lagoon area of Negombo today (24th January 2023) led to the seizure of over 1105 kg of smuggled Kendu leaves. In addition, the Navy also nabbed 02 suspects and apprehended 02 dinghies used for the act of smuggling....

2023-01-24

Sea phase of CARAT - 2023 successfully held in western seas

Taking part in the sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise 2023, SLNS Gajabahu and SLNS Samudura of the Sri Lanka Navy and ‘USS Anchorage’ of the U.S. Navy successfully conducted a series of naval exercises off Negombo on 22nd and 23rd January 2023. ...

2023-01-24

Two (02) suspects with over 54kg of Kerala cannabis apprehended

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 02 suspects with over 54kg of Kerala cannabis, during separate search operations conducted in Norochcholai and New Town of Anuradhapura on 22nd January 2023....

2023-01-23

Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief exercise of CARAT – 2023 gets underway

The Marine Exercise (MAREX) of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2023, commenced in Mullikulam on 21st January 2023 and it was augmented by personnel from the U.S. Marine Corps, Sri Lanka Navy Marines, Special Boat Squadron, Rapid Action Boat Squadron, and Naval Infantrymen. Accordingly, the Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) exercises of MAREX were held at the beach area of Mullikulam in the Northwestern Naval Command today (22nd January). ...

2023-01-22

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka meets Commander Northern Naval Area

The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, H.E. Tareq Md Ariful Islam met the Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Aruna Tennekoon at the Command Headquarters today (22nd January 2023)....

2023-01-22

Marine Exercise of CARAT-2023 commences in Mullikulam

The Marine Exercise of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2023, commenced in Mullikulam today (21st January 2023). The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of Commanding Officer SLNS Barana, Captain Sanjeewa Kodikara and Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines of U.S. Marine Corps, Captain Shan Mandrayar....

2023-01-21

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka meets Commander North Central Naval Area

The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, H.E. Tareq Md Ariful Islam met the Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Prasad Kariyapperuma at the Command Headquarters today (21st January 2023)....

2023-01-21

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