Navy netball players represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Netball Championship advanced to next rate

Two players from the Sri Lanka Navy, namely Woman Leading Seaman, Deepika Abeykoon (WVS 66974) and Woman Able Seaman Hasitha Mendis (WV 76519) represented the victorious Sri Lanka team that went on to win the Asian Netball Championship title. In recognition of their stellar performances, which ultimately brought much glory to the Navy and the Nation, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne felicitated the players and advanced them to the next respective rates during a brief ceremony held in this regard at the Navy Headquarters today (15th September 2022). In additio...

2022-09-15

Workshop on “Coral Species Identification and Reef Restoration” held in Trincomalee

A workshop on “Coral Species Identification and Reef Restoration” intending to broaden the scope of Navy divers, was successfully held at the Command Diving & Salvage Unit (East) in Naval Dockyard Trincomalee and Sandy Bay on 13th and 14th September 2022. ...

2022-09-15

Navy apprehends 08 would-be illegal immigrants in Pesalai

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 08 individuals who were suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country by sea, during a foot patrol conducted at Kudiirippu Beach in Pesalai, Mannar on the night of 13th September 2022. ...

2022-09-14

Kerala cannabis worth approx. Rs. 130 million of street value held in northwestern seas

A special operation mounted by the Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard led to the interception of an Indian dhow carrying about 434kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis and apprehension of 05 Indian suspects aboard, in northwestern waters on the evening of 13th September 2022. The coordinated operation also made way for the apprehension of a local fishing trawler and 05 Sri Lankan nationals, suspected to have connection to the incident. ...

2022-09-14

Navy assists conduct of spectacle donation initiative at Base Hospital Pulmoddai

As part of another Naval Social Responsibility initiative of the Sri Lanka Navy, a spectacle donation initiative was held at the Base Hospital Pulmoddai on 10th September 2022, for 125 persons with visual impairment....

2022-09-12

Navy conducts beach cleaning programme at Preethipura and Uswetakeiyawa beaches

Sri Lanka Navy conducted beach cleaning programmes at Preethipura beach in Wattala and Uswetakeiyawa coastline on 10thSeptember 2022....

2022-09-12

Navy nabs 85 individuals suspected to be attempting to illegally migrate from island, in eastern waters

Sri Lanka Navy took hold of a local multiday fishing trawler carrying 85 individuals, suspected to be a group on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea, during a patrol conducted off Batticaloa in the wee hours of today (11th September 2022)....

2022-09-11

Inaugural AGM of College of Military Engineering Technology held at Navy Headquarters

The inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the College of Military Engineering Technology, Sri Lanka (CMETSL) was held at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium, Navy Headquarters today (09th September 2022) with the participation of Tri-Forces Engineering officers....

2022-09-09

Commander of the Navy hosts evening reception for officers of NDC Course No 1

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne hosted an evening reception for the officers of the Course No 1 of National Defence College (NDC), Sri Lanka at the Western Naval Command Wardroom on 08th September 2022. ...

2022-09-09

Nineteen (19) naval personnel excelled in physical fitness tests recognized

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne felicitated 19 naval personnel, who excelled in physical fitness tests, during a ceremony held in this regard at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium today (07th September 2022). In accordance with the Physical Fitness Policy of the Sri Lanka Navy, these nineteen (19) naval personnel were recognized from dedicated fitness tests held in August 2022. The achievers also received prizes, certificates and insignia during the ceremony presided by Commander of the Navy....

2022-09-07

SLNS Nipuna moulds 334 more recruits for naval service

Three hundred and thirty four (334) recruits of the 246th intake of Sri Lanka Navy’s Regular and Volunteer Forces passed out in Boossa on 06th September 2022, on successful completion of their basic training. The fascinating Passing out Parade (POP) was held at the main parade ground of SLNS Nipuna, keeping with time-honoured naval tradition. ...

2022-09-07

Navy seizes poaching trawler in island waters off Mullaitivu

Sri Lanka Navy seized an Indian trawler with 12 Indian fishermen, poaching in Sri Lanka’s waters off Alampil, Mullaitivu this evening (06th September 2022). The apprehension was made during a special operation carried out by the Navy to chase away Indian trawlers poaching in the island's waters, via the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). ...

2022-09-06

Commander of the Navy joins celebration of 78th Anniversary of SLESA

The 78th Anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) was marked with the graceful presence of Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) on 04th September 2022. The impressive occasion held at Attidiya Eagles' Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne. ...

2022-09-06

Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 11 million of street value in Kilali Lagoon

A foot patrol conducted by the Navy in Kilali Lagoon area led to the seizure of over 37kg of Kerala cannabis and apprehension of 02 suspects on the night of 05th September 2022. ...

2022-09-06

Five - day workshop on Comprehensive Approaches to Building Maritime Domain Awareness capabilities commences at Light House Galley

A five - day workshop on Comprehensive Approaches to Building Maritime Domain Awareness capabilities in Sri Lanka commenced at the Light House Galley, Colombo on 05th September 2022. The event, arranged by the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), got off the ground with the coordination of the United States Embassy in Sri Lanka. ...

2022-09-06

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